Best of Woman in Prison Movies

by lankalion | created - 10 Feb 2011 | updated - 29 May 2014 | Public

Women in prison film (or WiP) is a subgenre of exploitation film that began in the late 1930s and continues to the present day. Their stories feature imprisoned women who are subjected to sexual and physical abuse, typically by sadistic male or female prison wardens and guards. The genre also features many films in which imprisoned women engage in lesbian sex.

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1. 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: 2,776

Caged is a 1950 film released by Warner Bros.[1][2] It tells the story of a teenage newlywed, who is sent to prison for being an accessory to a robbery. Her experiences while incarcerated, along with the killing of her husband, change her from a very frightened young girl into a hardened convict. The movie was adapted by Virginia Kellogg from the story Women Without Men by Kellogg and Bernard C. Schoenfeld. It was directed by John Cromwell.

2. Women's Prison (1955)

80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Life at a 1950s women's maximum security prison where the warden and the guards are as brutal as the inmates.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Ida Lupino, Jan Sterling, Cleo Moore, Audrey Totter

Votes: 542

3. 99 Women (1969)

Unrated | 86 min | Crime, Drama

4.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 1,046

4. Love Camp 7 (1969)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller, War

3.6
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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: 653

Love Camp 7 is a 1969 U.S. women-in-prison B-movie directed by Lee Frost and written by Wes Bishop and Bob Cresse, the latter of whom also acts as a sadistic camp commandant.

5. Chained Heat (1983)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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Linda Blair plays Carol, a young woman who must serve 18 months in prison after killing a man (by accident). The prison turns out to be brimming with decadence, corruption and sleaze, where... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,782 | Gross: $6.15M

Chained Heat (alternate title: Das Frauenlager in West Germany) is a 1983 exploitation film in the women-in-prison genre. It was co-written and directed by Paul Nicholas for Jensen Farley Pictures.

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

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

5.2
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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: 6,202

Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS is a 1974 Nazi exploitation film produced in the USA. The film was directed by Don Edmonds, produced by David F. Friedman and written by Jonah Royston.

7. Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977)

90 min | 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: 1,814

lsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women. A girl deliberately "checks" in to the hospital to find out what has happened to her sister who stayed there...

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

R | 85 min | Thriller

5.2
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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: 2,210

Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks is a 1976 sexploitation Women in prison film, the first sequel to Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS.

9. Nazi Love Camp 27 (1977)

R | 86 min | Drama, Thriller, War

4.6
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As the menacing clouds of WWII spread all over across Europe, a young flaxen-haired Jew woman will witness her idyllic life crumble into pieces as she is rounded up and thrown to forced prostitution at the infamous "joy-camp" 27.

Director: Mario Caiano | Stars: Sirpa Lane, Giancarlo Sisti, Roberto Posse, Gianfilippo Carcano

Votes: 250

Nazi Love Camp 27 (Italian: La svastica nel ventre) is a 1977 Italian Nazi exploitation film by western director Mario Caino starring Sirpa Lane. The film is notable for its truly grim scenes, dramatic plot and hardcore sex scenes.

10. Caged Heat (1974)

R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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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: 1,638

Caged Heat (alternate title: Renegade Girls) is an exploitation movie from 1974 of the "women-in-prison" movie genre. Caged Heat was written and directed by Jonathan Demme for the New World Pictures company, headed by Roger Corman. Caged Heat stars the actresses Erica Gavin, Roberta Collins, Juanita Brown, Rainbeaux Smith, Desiree Cousteau, and Barbara Steele. John Cale wrote and performed its soundtrack musics, which features the guitar playing of Mike Bloomfield. Two later features, Caged Heat II: Stripped of Freedom (1994) and Caged Heat 3000 (1995), made use of the Caged Heat name and the women-in-prison situation, but are unrelated movies.

11. Barbed Wire Dolls (1976)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

4.7
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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: 893

Frauengefängnis (released in the United States as Barbed Wire Dolls) is a 1975 Swiss film directed by Jesus Franco. It is part of the women in prison cycle of violent sexploitation films that flourished in the 1970s and early 1980s.

12. 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: 1,717 | Gross: $10.00M

The Big Doll House is a 1971 women in prison film starring Pam Grier, Judy Brown, Roberta Collins, Brooke Mills, and Pat Woodell. The film follows six female inmates throughout daily life in a gritty, unidentified supra-tropical prison. Later the same year the film Women in Cages featured a similar story and setting, much the same cast, and was shot in the same abandoned prison buildings. A non-sequel follow-up, titled The Big Bird Cage, was released in 1972.

13. Hellhole Women (1981)

Unrated | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

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A newlywed couple in love finds a seemingly desolate place to park the car and make love. Soon, they will face prison's cruel reality.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Ajita Wilson, Andrea Guzon, Ursula Buchfellner, Antonio Mayans

Votes: 778

A couple of newlyweds, Olga and Michael, are traveling along the desert and accidentally trespass on the property of Magda Urtado (Ajita Wilson), who is the director of a boot camp of sorts, where the women are treated as slaves and are half naked at all times. Magda keeps Olga in captivity while Michael is free to go, but later on in the film he plans an escape for Olga. She goes to work with the other girls out in the hot desert, and from there the plot just goes out in all different directions. There are a couple subplots in which a few of the workers are sent out to be hookers, one where a worker participates in a deadly game of cat and mouse, and one where the Governor (Antonio Mayans, billed as Robert Foster) is having trouble getting it on with his wife so he buys a couple of the workers to help him perform. There is also a scene where the Governor is finally able to have sex with his wife, but only while watching one of the females be raped by a dog. Director Jess Franco also stars in the movie as an obviously gay man.

14. L'ultima orgia del III Reich (1977)

Not Rated | 92 min | Horror, War

4.4
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Lise Cohen is taken to a special prisoner-of-war camp for female Jews, a camp run as a bordello to entertain the German officers and troops going in to battle. The camp is run with an iron ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 992

Last Orgy of the Third Reich (Italian: L'ultima orgia del III Reich) is a 1977 Italian Nazi exploitation film directed by Cesare Canevari.

15. Tropical Inferno (1978)

Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.5
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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: 531

Women in Cellblock 9 (Original title Frauen für Zellenblock 9) is a 1977 Swiss film directed by Spanish director Jesus Franco, starring Howard Vernon and Karine Gambier. Its main theme is women in prison. Unlike most of Franco's work this remains banned in the United Kingdom due to large amounts of sexual violence, and as one of the lead actresses in many of the sex scenes was 16 at the time the film was made.

16. Black Mama White Mama (1973)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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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 »

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

Votes: 2,133

Black Mama, White Mama is a 1973 women in prison film with elements of blaxploitation, starring Pam Grier and Margaret Markov, and directed by Eddie Romero.

17. The Big Bird Cage (1972)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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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: 1,661

The Big Bird Cage is a 1972 exploitation film of the "women in prison" subgenre. It serves as a non-sequel follow-up to the 1971 film The Big Doll House. The film was written and directed by Jack Hill, and stars Pam Grier, Sid Haig, Anitra Ford, and Carol Speed

18. Amazon Jail (1982)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action

3.8
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Young women in the Amazon are kidnapped by a ring of devil-worshipers, who plan to sell them as sex slaves. Some of the women escape, but are pursued into the jungle by their captors. The ... See full summary »

Director: Oswaldo de Oliveira | Stars: Elizabeth Hartmann, Maurício do Valle, Sandra Graffi, Lígia de Paula

Votes: 521

19. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Jailhouse 41 (1972)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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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.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Fumio Watanabe, Yukie Kagawa, Kayoko Shiraishi

Votes: 1,814

Female Convict #701: Scorpion (女囚701号 さそり Joshuu 701 Go - Sasori?) is a film based on a manga by Tōru Shinohara in the "Women in Prison" sub-genre of Pinky violence Pink films made by Toei Company in 1972. The first in a series, the film starred Meiko Kaji and was Shunya Itō's directorial debut.

20. Reform School Girls (1986)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

5.2
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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: 1,758 | Gross: $2.51M

Reform School Girls is a 1986 American film directed by Tom DeSimone, starring Wendy O. Williams, Pat Ast, and Sybil Danning. It depicts a reform school for girls that is operated by a sadistic and evil warden, Sutter, and her henchwoman Edna.

21. Women in Cages (1971)

R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.9
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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: 1,075

Women in Cages is a 1971 film in the women in prison sexploitation sub-genre, co-produced by Roger Corman and directed by Gerardo de León. It was prominently featured in the Planet Terror portion of the 2007 film Grindhouse. In August 2007, Grindhouse director Quentin Tarantino said of the film, "I'm a huge, huge fan of Gerry de Leon.... [the film] is just harsh, harsh, harsh," he said, and described the final shot as one of "devastating despair.

22. Femmine infernali (1980)

93 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

5.1
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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 »

Director: Edoardo Mulargia | Stars: Anthony Steffen, Ajita Wilson, Cristina Lay, Cintia Lodetti

Votes: 387

Escape from Hell (also known as Femmine infernali) is a 1980 thriller distributed by Troma Entertainment. A group of abused, scantily-clad female prisoners devise a plan to rebel against their oppressors and escape from their penitentiary.

This film has been banned in Britain since its release.

23. Sweet Sugar (1972)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

5.7
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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 »

Director: Michel Levesque | Stars: Phyllis Davis, Ellaraino, Timothy Brown, Pamela Collins

Votes: 289

24. Terminal Island (1973)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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It's every man and woman for himself on an island where convicted murderers are dumped, rather than kept in prison.

Director: Stephanie Rothman | Stars: Don Marshall, Phyllis Davis, Ena Hartman, Marta Kristen

Votes: 617

25. Bad Girls Dormitory (1986)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama, Horror

4.1
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Inmates at a women's prison run by a corrupt warden and her gang of sadistic guards plan a breakout.

Director: Tim Kincaid | Stars: Carey Zuris, Teresa Farley, Natalie O'Connell, Rick Gianasi

Votes: 236

26. The Concrete Jungle (1982)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

3.9
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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: 364

The Concrete Jungle is a 1982 American film directed by Tom DeSimone and featuring Jill St. John and Tracey E. Bregman.

27. Lager SSadis Kastrat Kommandantur (1976)

Not Rated | 94 min | Horror, War

3.2
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Near the end of WW2, prisoners of war are used in experiments to perfect the Arian race.

Director: Sergio Garrone | Stars: Mircha Carven, Paola Corazzi, Giorgio Cerioni, Giovanna Mainardi

Votes: 922

28. SS Lager 5: L'inferno delle donne (1977)

96 min | Horror, War

4.2
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During the last days of WW2, several female prisoners arrive at Camp 5 to work as sex slaves for officers and guinea pigs for horrific experiments by Nazi doctors who are trying to find a ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Garrone | Stars: Paola Corazzi, Rita Manna, Giorgio Cerioni, Serafino Profumo

Votes: 476

29. Helga, la louve de Stilberg (1978)

93 min | Drama, Thriller

3.9
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Vicious warden Helga runs the castle penitentiary Stilberg for female political prisoners with an iron fist. Stubborn and recalcitrant new inmate Elisabeth Vogel, who's the daughter of a ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Payet | Stars: Malisa Longo, Patrizia Gori, Claude Janna, Dominique Aveline

Votes: 166

30. Femmine in fuga (1984)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.1
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The young, pretty and shy Angela Duvall is jailed for murder in a Brazilian prison. Whilst there she is brutally "initiated" by the other inmates. The nice, honest and handsome prison ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Massimo Tarantini | Stars: Suzane Carvalho, Rossana Ghessa, Gloria Cristal, Henri Pagnoncelli

Votes: 331

31. Perverse oltre le sbarre (1984)

82 min | Action

4.9
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A woman murders her boyfriends and steals some diamonds he has smuggled. She gets found out though, and locked in a prison with an evil sadistic lesbian warden. She immediately sets about ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Siragusa | Stars: Ajita Wilson, Rita Silva, Linda Jones, Alessandro Freyberger

Votes: 73

32. Bangkok Hilton (1989– )

240 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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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 »

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

Votes: 3,944

Bangkok Hilton is a three-part Australian mini-series, made in 1989 by Kennedy Miller Productions and directed by Ken Cameron. The title of the mini-series is, in the story, the nickname of a fictional Bangkok prison in which the protagonist is imprisoned.

33. Return to Paradise (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.9
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54 Metascore

Two friends must choose whether to help a third friend who was arrested in Malaysia for drug possession.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Joaquin Phoenix, David Conrad

Votes: 12,247 | Gross: $8.29M

Return to Paradise is a 1998 film directed by Joseph Ruben, written by Wesley Strick and Bruce Robinson and starring Anne Heche, Joaquin Phoenix and Vince Vaughn. Return to Paradise is a remake of a French film released in 1989, Force majeure. Return to Paradise was released a year before Brokedown Palace and is noted for being similar, in that it also concerns a young American trapped in a Southeast Asian legal system, and difficult choices that must be made by that foreigner's traveling companions.

34. Brokedown Palace (1999)

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

6.4
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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: 19,710 | Gross: $10.11M

Brokedown Palace (1999) is an American film directed by Jonathan Kaplan, and starring Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale. It deals with two American friends imprisoned in Thailand for drug smuggling. Because it presents a critical view of the Thai legal system, most scenes were filmed in the Philippines; however, some panoramas and views were filmed in Bangkok. Its title is taken from a Grateful Dead song written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter from their 1970 album American Beauty.

35. Caged Heat 3000 (1995)

80 min | Action, Sci-Fi

3.9
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It's the year 3000 AD. The world's most dangerous women are banished to a remote asteroid 45 million light years from earth. Kira Murphy doesn't belong; wrongfully accused of a crime she ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Osborne | Stars: Lisa Boyle, Kena Land, Zaneta Polard, Don Yanan

Votes: 188

Caged Heat 3000 (1995) stars Lisa Boyle (aka Cassandra Leigh) as an inmate on an asteroid prison. Includes futuristic touches such as electric bra torment and cattle prod-like sticks.

36. Ladies They Talk About (1933)

Unrated | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Attractive Nan, member of a bank-robbery gang, goes to prison thanks to evangelist Dave Slade...who loves her.

Directors: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Dorothy Burgess

Votes: 1,074

Ladies They Talk About is a 1933 Pre-Code women in prison film about a woman sent to San Quentin. Based on the play Women in Prison by Dorothy Mackaye and Carlton Miles, the film stars Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, and Lillian Roth.

37. House of Whipcord (1974)

R | 102 min | Horror

5.9
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An old man who lives in an old house conducts a correctional institute for girls. But he does not realize that the date is the present as he's been cooped up in the house. He is assisted by... See full summary »

Director: Pete Walker | Stars: Barbara Markham, Patrick Barr, Ray Brooks, Ann Michelle

Votes: 1,152

38. Love Child (1982)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.9
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It's an extraordinarily touching true-story about Terry Jean Moore, the determined, independent and young woman who is imprisoned for 7 years on account of a "five dollar" robbery. In the ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Amy Madigan, Beau Bridges, Mackenzie Phillips, Albert Salmi

Votes: 227 | Gross: $0.11M

Love Child is a 1982 biopic based on the life of Terry Jean Moore. The film stars Amy Madigan, Beau Bridges, and Mackenzie Phillips.

39. Prison Heat (1993)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

3.7
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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: 517

40. Time Served (1999 TV Movie)

R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller

3.5
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When a boy kills his abusive stepfather in self-defense, his mother takes the blame and gets sentenced to a long prison term. The warden is corrupt and forces hot inmates to work as strippers in a local nightclub. Is it a way out?

Director: Glen Pitre | Stars: Catherine Oxenberg, Jeff Fahey, Louise Fletcher, Bo Hopkins

Votes: 264

41. Slammer Girls (1987)

R | 80 min | Comedy

5.1
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A young girl is framed for a crime she didn't commit and sent to the state penitentiary, which is run by a crooked warden and a corrupt staff. A reporter manages to get herself sent to the ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Vincent | Stars: Devon Jenkin, Jeffrey Hurst, Veronica Hart, Henri Pachard

Votes: 98

42. Girls in Prison (1956)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.6
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Anne Carson, meeting the seamy side of prison life, finds that everyone thinks she knows where un-recovered bank loot is.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Richard Denning, Joan Taylor, Adele Jergens, Helen Gilbert

Votes: 151

Girls in Prison is a 1956 drama/sexploitation women in prison film about a young woman who is convicted of being an accomplice to a bank robbery and is sent to an all-female prison. The film was directed by Edward L. Cahn, and stars Richard Denning, Joan Taylor, and Mae Marsh. American International Pictures released the film as a double feature with Hot Rod Girl.

43. Girls in Prison (1994 TV Movie)

R | 83 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

4.8
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Framed for the murder of a record company president in 1952 Hollywood, young, aspiring singer Aggie O'Hanlon is sentenced to life in prison and tries to adjust to her life life behind bars ... See full summary »

Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Diane McGee, Harvey Chao, Bahni Turpin, Ralph Meyering Jr.

Votes: 561

44. Bikini Chain Gang (2005 Video)

80 min | Comedy

4.5
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Jessie, a waitress in a sleazy bar, is framed for robbing the place and gets a five-year stretch in prison. The prison is run by a corrupt warden and a butch-lesbian head guard, and the ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Beverly Lynne, Nicole Sheridan, Voodoo, John Henry Richardson

Votes: 348

45. Switchblade Sisters (1975)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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The leader of an inner city girl gang is challenged when a new girl moves into the neighbourhood.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail, Monica Gayle, Asher Brauner

Votes: 2,805 | Gross: $0.05M

Switchblade Sisters is a 1975 action and exploitation film detailing the lives of high school-aged female gang members. It was directed by Jack Hill and stars Joanne Nail, Robbie Lee and Monica Gayle. A personal favorite of Quentin Tarantino, the film was re-released in 1996 under Tarantino's Rolling Thunder Pictures label. This version of the film features a commentary by both Hill and Tarantino. The film's tagline is "So Easy to Kill, So Hard to Love."

46. Prisoner Maria: The Movie (1995)

R | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

4.8
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About a woman framed for a crime she didn't commit sentence to prison. While in prison, she finds herself being blackmailed into helping a government organization put away criminals that ... See full summary »

Director: Shûji Kataoka | Stars: Noriko Aota, Tetsuo Kurata, Kôji Shimizu, Minako Ogawa

Votes: 52

47. Sasori: Joshuu 701-gô (1998)

Drama, Thriller, Crime

5.9
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With the law helpless and the authorities unable and unwilling to step in a woman proceeds and takes direct action when as coincidence would have it one of the murdering kidnappers of a her... See full summary »

Director: Ryôji Niimura | Stars: Atsuki Katô, Miho Kiuchi, Chiharu Komatsu, Ichiho Matsuda

Votes: 40

48. Go for Broke (2002)

R | 94 min | Comedy

5.5
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Two friends purchase a winning lottery ticket, only to have it stolen by a Woman while she is robbing the cafe in which they are having lunch. The Woman is caught and sent to prison, having... See full summary »

Director: Jean-Claude La Marre | Stars: Pras Michel, Michael A. Goorjian, LisaRaye McCoy, Bobby Brown

Votes: 107

Go for Broke is a 2002 urban comedy film, written by Jean-Claude La Marre, who also directed and co-produced the film, which stars Pras, Michael A. Goorjian, LisaRaye, Kira Madallo Sesay, and Bobby Brown.

49. Sophie's Choice (1982)

R | 150 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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68 Metascore

Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live in Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust. They befriend Stingo, the ... See full summary »

Director: Alan J. Pakula | Stars: Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Rita Karin

Votes: 33,034 | Gross: $30.04M

Sophie's Choice is a 1982 American romantic drama film that tells the story of a Polish immigrant, Sophie, and her tempestuous lover who share a boarding house with a young writer in Brooklyn. The film stars Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Peter MacNicol. Alan J. Pakula directed the movie and wrote the script from a novel by William Styron, also called Sophie's Choice.

50. Slaves of the Realm (2003)

R | 99 min | Fantasy, Action, Adventure

3.4
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A group of pincess have to be rescued from kidnappers so that a new king can select his bride.

Director: Lloyd A. Simandl | Stars: Rena Mero, Daniela Krhutova, Lucie Vondrácková, Ryan MacDonald

Votes: 159

51. The Big Bust-Out (1972)

75 min | Action, Thriller

5.0
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Seven beautiful women in a high security prison set the stage for a big bust out.

Director: Ernst Ritter von Theumer | Stars: Tony Kendall, Monica Teuber, William Berger, Gordon Mitchell

Votes: 114

52. Cellblock Sisters: Banished Behind Bars (1995)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama

2.7
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Sam Connor kidnaps his young daughters, April and May, sells them to strangers, and accidentally kills his wife when she attempts to intervene. Sixteen years later, April is an out of ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Charr | Stars: Annie Wood, Gail Thackray, Jenna Bodnar, Dean Howell

Votes: 331

53. Condemned to Hell (1984)

85 min | Drama

4.7
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Silvia is incarcerated in a corrupt women prison and forced to participate in drug distribution. When she refuses she is punished and her sister murdered. She will try to get free and get her revenge.

Director: Aníbal Di Salvo | Stars: Leonor Benedetto, Betiana Blum, Camila Perissé, Mirta Busnelli

Votes: 35

54. Prison of Secrets (1997 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 92 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Lynn Schaffer is willfully irresponsible once too often, gets fired and refuses a plea-bargain with her employer. She's now convicted and because of this uncooperative attitude gets the ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Gerber | Stars: Stephanie Zimbalist, Finola Hughes, Gary Frank, Rusty Schwimmer

Votes: 251

Prison of Secrets is a 1997 television film directed by Fred Gerber. The film is based on a true story and focuses on a female prison inmate who fights for women's rights while still in jail.

55. Werewolf in a Womens Prison (2006 Video)

83 min | Horror

4.5
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Set in the fictional third world country of Canpuna, 'Werewolf in a Womens Prison' is the story of Sarah (Victoria De Mare), when camping with her boyfriend, is attacked by a werewolf. She ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Leroy | Stars: Victoria De Mare, Eva Derrek, Vinnie Bilancio, Jackeline Olivier

Votes: 424

56. Ten Violent Women (1982)

R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.1
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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 »

Director: Ted V. Mikels | Stars: Sherri Vernon, Dixie Lauren, Sally Alice Gamble, Georgia Morgan

Votes: 329

Ten women who take part in a million dollar jewelry heist are tossed into a women's prison where brutal lesbian guards subject them to degradation and brutality.

57. Adam's Woman (1970)

M | 116 min | Drama

6.5
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Adam is a young American wrongly accused of being an accomplice to murder while on shore leave in Liverpool. He is sentenced to death by hanging but the sentence is commuted to twenty years... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Beau Bridges, John Mills, Jane Merrow, James Booth

Votes: 139

Adam's Woman is a 1970 Australian-American historical drama film directed by Philip Leacock and starring Beau Bridges, Jane Merrow and John Mills. An American sailor ashore in Liverpool is wrongly convicted and sent to the penal colony in Australia where he enters into a battle of wills with the Governor.

58. ...and the Wild Wild Women (1959)

106 min | Drama

7.3
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A harsh study about the grim realities of life in a non-coed, totally female prison environment. Story concerns a young girl who comes to prison and experiences the entire prison subculture... See full summary »

Director: Renato Castellani | Stars: Anna Magnani, Giulietta Masina, Cristina Gaioni, Anita Durante

Votes: 314

59. Thunder County (1974)

PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama

4.0
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Four women escape from a prison and wind up stranded in a swamp with a lecherous redneck after them. Meanwhile, an federal agent tracks a ring of heroin smugglers through the same swamp.

Director: Chris Robinson | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Ted Cassidy, Carol Locatell, Anya Ormsby

Votes: 45

60. Lust for Freedom (1987)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

3.4
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A former female cop is framed by corrupt police, acting in collusion with the local judge, and has to fight her way out of the pen, alone, against tough inmates, and the people in charge.

Director: Eric Louzil | Stars: Melanie Coll, William J. Kulzer, Judi Trevor, Howard Knight

Votes: 318

LUST FOR FREEDOM, starring adult actress Crystal Breeze (under the name Lisa Stagno) provides the ultimate women in prison film. Set in a town overrun with corrupt, evil prisoners and the twisted wardens and guard who oversee them, this film mixes realistic prison scenes with heart-stopping, brutal action, and lesbian affairs.

61. Caged Women (1982)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

4.8
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Emanuelle goes undercover into a prison to expose the corrupted officials who are brutalizing the inmates. Emanuelle is shocked by the horrors and humiliation the prisoners are subjected to... See full summary »

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

Votes: 493

Laura Gemser (of the EMANUELLE series) ostensibly reprises her Emanuelle persona in this exploitation classic. Here, Emanuelle is a reporter going undercover at a prison notorious for its brutal treatment of prisoners to expose its human rights violations for Amnesty International. Posing as Laura Candel, a prostitute, Emanuelle is incarcerated and is immediately shocked at not only the treatment of the prisoners, but also the borderline psychotic behavior of her inmates. Unfortunately, things get worse when Emanuelle's true identity is discovered by the prison warden, who subjects Emanuelle to the torture that she had come to discover.

62. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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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.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Rie Yokoyama, Yayoi Watanabe, Yôko Mihara

Votes: 2,394

Female Convict #701: Scorpion (女囚701号 さそり Joshuu 701 Go - Sasori?)[2] is a film based on a manga by Tōru Shinohara in the "Women in Prison" sub-genre of Pinky violence Pink films made by Toei Company in 1972. The first in a series, the film starred Meiko Kaji and was Shunya Itō's directorial debut.

63. Hell's House (1932)

72 min | Drama

6.3
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Jimmy idolizes bootlegger Matt, and when he refuses to implicate his friend, he is sent to reform school. He befriends Shorty, a boy with a heart condition, and escapes to let the world know about the brutal conditions.

Director: Howard Higgin | Stars: Bette Davis, Pat O'Brien, Junior Durkin, Frank Coghlan Jr.

Votes: 764

Hell's House is a 1932 American drama film directed by Howard Higgin. The screenplay by Paul Gangelin and B. Harrison Orkow, set during the waning days of the Prohibition era, is based on a story by Higgin.

64. Last Dance (1996)

R | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

5.8
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A lawyer assigned to the clemency case of a woman on death row finds himself forming a deep friendship with her while he tries to prevent her impending execution.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Sharon Stone, Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 3,528 | Gross: $5.86M

Last Dance is a 1996 film starring Sharon Stone, Rob Morrow, Randy Quaid and Peter Gallagher. The prison where the film was shot is in Ridgeland, South Carolina.

65. Swamp Women (1956)

Approved | 67 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

2.9
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An undercover policewoman helps three female convicts escape from prison so that they can lead her to a stash of stolen diamonds hidden in a swamp.

Director: Roger Corman | Stars: Marie Windsor, Carole Mathews, Beverly Garland, Mike Connors

Votes: 1,406

Swamp Women (1955) was one of the first films directed by Roger Corman. This adventure/crime/horror film follows undercover police officer Lee Hampton who joins three female convicts and escapes from prison. The escape is part of a larger plot to uncover a cache of diamonds hidden deep within the swamps of Louisiana. This film is sometimes also known as Cruel Swamp or Swamp Diamonds. The film is now in the public domain. In July 1993 the film was featured in the movie-mocking television show Mystery Science Theater 3000 under the title Swamp Diamonds.

66. Lady Gangster (1942)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.8
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Dot Burton (Faye Emerson)has acted as a decoy in a bank robbery and fails to get away. Her arrest attracts the attention of Ken Phillips (Frank Wilcox), a former childhood sweetheart who ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Faye Emerson, Julie Bishop, Frank Wilcox, Roland Drew

Votes: 300

Lady Gangster is a 1942 American film directed by Robert Florey and based on the play Gangstress, or Women in Prison.

67. Johnny Greyeyes (2000)

75 min | Drama

5.5
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Director: Jorge Manzano | Stars: Gail Maurice, Columpa Bobb, Jonathan Fisher, Gloria May Eshkibok

Votes: 69

This award-winning film is a dramatic story about a Native American woman dealing with the day-to-day pressures of incarceration at a women's prison. Johnny (Gail Maurice) has been in prison since the violent murder of her father. Losing contact with her natural family, she progressively forms her own while falling for her cell mate Lana. As her release date approaches, Johnny tries her best to bridge the gaps between her natural family, her new family, and her relationship with Lana.

68. Maidens Revenge (1987)

93 min | Action

5.4
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Two sisters plot for revenge against the drug-lord who murdered their family and took their home, now being used as a base for their experiments on aphrodisiacs. The older sister becomes a ... See full summary »

Director: Ackyl Anwari | Stars: Enny Beatrice, Yenny Farida, Harry Capri, Nina Anwar

Votes: 212

A gang of gorgeous, leather-clad biker babes take on Mr. Tiger and his drug dealing henchmen. They are captured and thrown into the hell of a women's prison camp where they become the playthings of a vicious lesbian wardress. Then they discover they are to be used as guinea pigs in a fiendish experiment... Can nothing save the Virgins From Hell?

69. Against Their Will: Women in Prison (1994 TV Movie)

91 min | Action, Drama

5.7
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Behind prison walls, corruption, sex and power make criminals out of the guards and heroes out of the guarded. For more than a decade, the lawless guards inside a maximum security women's ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Judith Light, Stacy Keach, Chelcie Ross, Tonya Pinkins

Votes: 143

AGAINST THEIR WILL: WOMEN IN PRISON tells the story of the lawless world of women's prisons and the abusive guards that rule them. One woman decides to battle the system, rallying her fellow inmates in a fight against a corrupt system. Alice Needham and Stacey Keach star. Karen Arthur directs.

70. Blitzkrieg: Escape from Stalag 69 (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 120 min | Horror, War

3.9
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Enter Stalag 69, where torture is just the Beginning for this bloody band of Nazi Butchers! Germany, 1945. Stalag 69, a POW camp ruled by the sadistic SS commandant Helmet Schultz, is ... See full summary »

Director: Keith J. Crocker | Stars: Steve Montague, Tatyana Kot, Minerva Borack, Gordana Jenell

Votes: 105

This takeoff on the Nazi exploitation films of the 1970s is set inside a POW camp ruled by a ruthless German commander. The prison's female prisoners are the object of his twisted desires, but the tables turn when they hatch a bloody plan for escape. Explicit violence, plentiful nudity, and Third Reich imagery combine to make a film just as shocking as its forebears.

71. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Drama

4.9
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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: 667

While four male convicts are being held temporarily in a women's prison, they succeed in taking a group hostage and demand their freedom. The district attorney retaliates by forming a select squad to eliminate the troublemakers and a bloody battle ensues.

72. Die Insel der blutigen Plantage (1983)

88 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

4.7
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A women's prison on a tropical island is a hellhole where the inmates are raped, tortured and otherwise abused by the evil commandant and brutal guards. However, one of the guards falls in ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Raab | Stars: Udo Kier, Barbara Valentin, Tet Antiquiera, Karl-Otto Alberty

Votes: 100

On a beautiful, isolated South Pacific island, a brutal ex-Nazi prison camp commandant and his sadistic followers have seized control from the native inhabitants.Having eliminated the native adult males, the commandant and his henchmen rule the remaining female population with forced hard labor and torture by day, and forced fulfillment of their carnal pleasures by night.The natives only hope for escape from this "Plantation in Hell," lies with the youngest guard, Hartman, who finds himself falling in love with the beautiful young native girl, Cora.Together they lead a desperate, bloody uprising for freedom and escape.

73. Sugar Boxx (2009)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama

3.7
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Sugar State Women's Prison. An Everglades hellhole where innocent girls are forced to slave in the swamps by day then turn tricks for the warden by night. A prison camp where corruption, ... See full summary »

Director: Cody Jarrett | Stars: Geneviere Anderson, Thela Brown, Linda Dona, Kitten Natividad

Votes: 199

Sugar Boxx is a 2009 "women-in-prison" movie directed by Cody Jarrett.

74. Paradise Road (1997)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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48 Metascore

Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and used music as a relief to their misery.

Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Pauline Collins, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 4,572 | Gross: $1.92M

Paradise Road is a 1997 film which tells the story of a group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women who are imprisoned in Sumatra during World War II. It was directed by Bruce Beresford and stars Glenn Close as beatific Adrienne Pargiter, Frances McDormand as the brash Dr. Verstak, Pauline Collins as missionary Margaret Drummond (based on missionary Margaret Dryburgh), Julianna Margulies as American socialite Topsy Merritt, Jennifer Ehle as British doyenne and model Rosemary Leighton Jones, Cate Blanchett as Australian nurse Susan McCarthy and Elizabeth Spriggs as dowager Imogene Roberts.

75. Mo'Nique: I Coulda Been Your Cellmate (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 58 min | Comedy

6.1
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Comic sensation and internationally known movie star, Mo'Nique brings her unique brand of humor to the most unlikely of places - a women's correctional facility in Ohio. With shades of ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Binkow | Star: Mo'Nique

Votes: 122

Comic sensation and internationally known movie star, Mo'Nique brings her unique brand of humor to the most unlikely of places - The Ohio Reformatory for Women. You won't believe Mo'Nique's jaw-dropping bold humor, and the stories will leave you awestruck. You'll laugh, you'll cry...you'll hope you never have to go to prison!

76. Crime of Innocence (1985 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

6.6
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A family seeks justice after a girl is assaulted in jail, and the law does nothing to protect her.

Director: Michael Miller | Stars: Andy Griffith, Diane Ladd, Steve Inwood, Shawnee Smith

Votes: 172

77. Cárcel de mujeres (1951)

83 min | Drama, Crime

7.3
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Director: Miguel M. Delgado | Stars: Miroslava, Sara Montiel, Katy Jurado, María Douglas

Votes: 43

78. Chasers (1994)

R | 102 min | Comedy

5.0
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A hapless Navy grunt is assigned SP duty. The catch: he must escort a beautiful female prisoner on her way to prison for going UA. She in turn will try anything to escape.

Director: Dennis Hopper | Stars: Tom Berenger, Erika Eleniak, William McNamara, Crispin Glover

Votes: 4,879 | Gross: $1.60M

Chasers is a 1994 comedy film directed by Dennis Hopper. It is about a pair of United States Navy SPs (Tom Berenger and William McNamara) who must escort a beautiful prisoner (Erika Eleniak), and the troubles they encounter.

79. Convoi de filles (1978)

88 min | Drama, Thriller, War

3.9
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Directors: Pierre Chevalier, Jesús Franco | Stars: Brigitte Parmentier, Jean-Marie Lemaire, Henri Lambert, Monica Swinn

Votes: 80

80. Condition Red (1995)

R | 83 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.0
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Prison guard falls in love with inmate. She wants him to let her escape.

Director: Mika Kaurismäki | Stars: James Russo, Cynda Williams, Paul Calderon, Victor Argo

Votes: 294

A prison guard in the women’s section of a maximum security facility finds his life in jeopardy after helping a young woman escape–Her lover is… A prison guard in the women’s section of a maximum security facility finds his life in jeopardy after helping a young woman escape–Her lover is waiting to kill him once she reaches the outside, and the guard must save himself from what could be a fatal love triangle.

81. Captive Women 4 (1977)

Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller, War

3.4
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To improve the morale of the German officers, a train with beautiful girls is arranged to entertain them when on leave.

Director: Patrice Rhomm | Stars: Malisa Longo, Olivier Mathot, Patrizia Gori, Pamela Stanford

Votes: 375

Taking place during the latter half of World War II, just as the Third Reich is beginning to crumble, ELSA FRAULEIN SS is a somewhat perverse exploitation/thriller about an SS sanctioned madam, the titular Elsa. Presiding over a brothel situated on a train that travels around the Fatherland, Elsa and her girls use sex to ferret out traitors to the Reich. However, though Elsa has been given the rank of Colonel and was appointed by Hitler himself, she finds that her rule is crumbling as fast as the Reich itself. Enmeshed in a kinky relationship with a disgruntled SS Major, Elsa suspects that one of her girls is actually a French Resistance spy and that her lover may be helping her.

82. School for Unclaimed Girls (1969)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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Nicki believes she's the cause of her father's death and when mom tries to remarry her price in shining armor is the flame that restarts Nicki's nightmare from hell. Nicki is then sent to a... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Madeleine Hinde, Renée Asherson, Dennis Waterman, Patrick Mower

Votes: 115

The Smashing Bird I Used to Know is a 1969 British drama/sexploitation film, directed by Robert Hartford-Davis and starring Madeleine Hinde, Maureen Lipman, Patrick Mower and Dennis Waterman. As with other Hartford-Davis films, The Smashing Bird I Used to Know contains elements from different genres including psychological drama and social commentary. It is best known however as a sexploitation piece featuring nudity, attempted rape and lesbianiam. The film features the first screen credit of the then 15 year-old Lesley-Anne Down in a supporting role.

83. Nü er gu (1995)

105 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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This is a story about seven female prisoners each with different backgrounds, living within the one prison. At the beginning of the story, a new inmate Ding Qing Er arrives with tears ... See full summary »

Director: Jin Xie | Stars: Wei Zhao, La-La Chiu, Tsui-Wan Lee, Tung Yin Liu

Votes: 109

84. Zendan-e zanan (2002)

106 min | Drama

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Spanning 18 years in an Iranian women's prison, this follows two women: the new prison warden, a tough as nails devout Muslim who has served in the army on the Iraqi front, and a young ... See full summary »

Director: Manijeh Hekmat | Stars: Roya Nonahali, Roya Taymourian, Pegah Ahangarani, Golab Adineh

Votes: 779

Focusing on lives of women in contemporary Iran, this mini-film series presents portraits of strong women negotiating their space and freedom in a narrow world of strict social conventions. Co-presented by Asia Society and the Global Film Initiative