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1. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )

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: 255,876

2. Jailbait (2014 Video)

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

4.3
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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: 2,988

3. Avlu (2018– )

120 min | Crime, Drama

7.6
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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: 613

4. Caged Fury (1990)

R | 95 min | Action

3.8
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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: 551

5. Amazon Hot Box (2018)

TV-MA | 85 min | Action

6.5
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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: 1,049

6. Vendetta (1986)

R | 89 min | Action, Drama

5.7
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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: 248

7. 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: 351

8. Violette (1978)

Not Rated | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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In an interwar France struggling with profound social and political change, 18-year-old Violette Noziere rebels against the constraints of her claustrophobic, working-class (and possibly incestuous) family, with troubling consequences.

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Stéphane Audran, Jean Carmet, Jean-François Garreaud

Votes: 1,879

9. 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: 16,637

10. Born Innocent (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

6.5
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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: 793

11. 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: 624

12. Schoolgirls in Chains (1973)

R | 86 min | Horror

5.0
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Two deranged brothers, who are under the domineering influence of their crazed mother, kidnap young girls and keep them captive in chains in their basement, where they subject them to depraved "games" that often end in torture and murder.

Director: Don Jones | Stars: Gary Kent, John Parker, Stafford Morgan, Suzanne Lund

Votes: 430

13. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Crime, 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: 756

14. Under Lock and Key (1995)

R | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.0
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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: 173

15. Escape from Hell (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: 415

16. 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: 268

17. Hellhole Women (1981)

Unrated | 67 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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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.

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

Votes: 841

18. The Sleeping Voice (2011)

128 min | Drama, War

7.4
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Madrid, post-Spanish Civil War. Sisters Hortensia and Pepita are involved with an underground guerrilla movement. Hortensia is captured and forced to deliver her baby in jail. Pepita tries ... See full summary »

Director: Benito Zambrano | Stars: Inma Cuesta, María León, Marc Clotet, Daniel Holguín

Votes: 2,009

19. Nightmare in Badham County (1976 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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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: 329

20. Prison-A-Go-Go! (2003)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy

3.8
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A women-in-prison action comedy featuring girls running amok! Multiple Shower Scenes! Kung Fu Food Fights! Mutant Zombies! Evil Scientists, Prominent Product Placement, and Mud Wrastlin!

Director: Barak Epstein | Stars: Rhonda Shear, Mary Woronov, Laurie Walton, Travis Willingham

Votes: 274

21. Civil Brand (2002)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

5.3
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29 Metascore

Women prisoners strike up a friendship with a young law student who works as a part-time prison guard. Together they discover that a corporation funds and is profitting from the ... See full summary »

Director: Neema Barnette | Stars: LisaRaye McCoy, N'Bushe Wright, Yasiin Bey, Monica Calhoun

Votes: 646 | Gross: $0.24M

22. 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: 347

23. Dead Leaves (2004)

Not Rated | 55 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.2
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Two awaken on Earth with no recollection of their past and embark on a devastating crime spree but are sent to an infamous lunar penitentiary named Dead Leaves.

Director: Hiroyuki Imaishi | Stars: Kappei Yamaguchi, Takako Honda, Yûko Mizutani, Mitsuo Iwata

Votes: 3,207

24. 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: 175

25. The Jail: The Women's Hell (2006 Video)

94 min | Crime, Drama

4.8
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A group of women prisoners were brought to some Asian island where there is nothing but the colony. This colony run by a very cruel woman who practice torture, murder, torture, humiliation,... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: Yvette Yzon, Dyane Craystan, Amelie Pontailler, Jim Gaines

Votes: 127

26. Amazon Jail (1982)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.8
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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 »

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

Votes: 554

27. Women in Cell Block 7 (1973)

R | 81 min | Crime, Drama

4.8
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A woman goes behind bars in order to save her father's life.

Director: Rino Di Silvestro | Stars: Anita Strindberg, Eva Czemerys, Jenny Tamburi, Cristina Gaioni

Votes: 183

28. Caged Women (1991)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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Beautiful young American tourist Janet Cooper goes on vacation to a remote South American country. After being arrested by a corrupt cop and subsequently found guilty of a trumped-up charge... See full summary »

Director: Leandro Lucchetti | Stars: Pilar Orive, Isabel Libossart, Elena Wiedermann, Christian Lorenz

Votes: 196

29. Shadow: Dead Riot (2006)

R | 81 min | Action, Horror

4.1
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33 Metascore

Evil voodoo-practicing serial killer Shadow gets executed for murdering pregnant women. Twenty years later the prison Shadow was put to death at has been turned into an experimental women's... See full summary »

Director: Derek Wan | Stars: Tony Todd, Carla Greene, Nina Hodoruk, Michael Quinlan

Votes: 871

30. American Grindhouse (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Action, Comedy

7.1
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A documentary about the history of exploitation movies, from the silent movie era to the 1970s.

Director: Elijah Drenner | Stars: Robert Forster, Eric Schaefer, Eddie Muller, John Landis

Votes: 2,031 | Gross: $0.01M

31. 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: 345

32. 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: 1,153

33. Bad Blood (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.6
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Lauren's life is on a positive trajectory, until she is falsely accused of murder. Discovering that an obsessive serial killer with her exact DNA match has been knowingly implicating her in... See full summary »

Director: Adam Silver | Stars: Taylor Cole, Billy Miller, Brett Rickaby, Jeff Kober

Votes: 341

34. 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: 271

35. Stuck! (2009)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

3.3
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Beautiful young Daisy feels stuck working as a shopgirl by day and caring for her ailing mother by night. A suicide gone wrong leaves Daisy wrongly imprisoned, while the neighbor whose ... See full summary »

Director: Steve Balderson | Stars: Karen Black, Jane Wiedlin, Susan Traylor, Mink Stole

Votes: 169

36. Caged Hearts (1996)

R | 94 min | Drama

4.2
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Kate and Sharon kill a man in self defense and are framed by the justice system. They are put in prison and forced into prostitution. With the help of their defense attorney, they devise a ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Charr | Stars: Carrie Genzel, Tane McClure, Nick Wilder, Dink O'Neal

Votes: 127

37. Dark Blue Almost Black (2006)

105 min | Drama

7.3
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Just as his childhood sweetheart Natalia returns, his infertile brother Antonio asks Jorge to impregnate Paula, Antonio's imprisoned girlfriend.

Director: Daniel Sánchez Arévalo | Stars: Quim Gutiérrez, Raúl Arévalo, Marta Etura, Antonio de la Torre

Votes: 7,450 | Gross: $0.00M

38. Love Camp (1977)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

4.8
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A group of women are kidnapped by guerrillas and forced to serve as prostitutes for them in a jungle brothel. The sadistic female warden decapitates uncooperative girls.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Muriel Montossé, Ada Tauler, Monica Swinn, Esther Studer

Votes: 375

39. 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: 184

40. The Big Bust-Out (1972)

75 min | Action, Thriller

4.8
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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: 128

41. Kleinhoff Hotel (1977)

R | 105 min | Drama

5.5
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Pascale, married to an architect, misses her flight to London and is forced to stay in Berlin, at the Kleinhoff Hotel where she stayed as a student. Karl, a would-be revolutionary lives in ... See full summary »

Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Corinne Cléry, Bruce Robinson, Katja Rupé, Rodolfo Dal Pra

Votes: 163

42. Women in Fury (1984)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 356

43. The Student Body (1976)

R | 76 min | Drama, Comedy

5.3
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Carrie, Mitzie, and Chicago get in trouble a lot in the women's prison, but are offered early parolement if they agree to become subjects of a study on human aggression and antisocial ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Warren Stevens, Jillian Kesner, Janice Heiden, June Fairchild

Votes: 92

44. 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: 215

45. Hell Behind the Bars (1984)

82 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.1
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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: 90

46. The Fish Child (2009)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.9
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A desperate love story between two young girls of extremely different social backgrounds who, unable to find a place for their love in the world they live in, are pushed to commit a crime.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Inés Efron, Mariela Vitale, Pep Munné, Diego Velázquez

Votes: 1,938

47. House of Women (1962)

85 min | Crime, Drama

6.2
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Drama about a young woman, Erica, who is wrongly implicated in a crime and sent to prison for five years, where she faces deplorable conditions. With the aid of the warden, she sets out to prove her innocence.

Directors: Walter Doniger, Crane Wilbur | Stars: Shirley Knight, Andrew Duggan, Constance Ford, Barbara Nichols

Votes: 193

48. Caged Heat II: Stripped of Freedom (1994)

R | 72 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

2.6
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A CIA agent attempts to save a captured princess and return her to her father.

Director: Cirio H. Santiago | Stars: Jewel Shepard, Pamella D'Pella, Susan Harvey, Chanel Akiko Hirai

Votes: 293

49. Riot in a Women's Prison (1974)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama

5.0
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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 »

Director: Brunello Rondi | Stars: Martine Brochard, Marilù Tolo, Erna Schurer, Katia Christine

Votes: 119

50. Female Prisoner Scorpion: Beast Stable (1973)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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Matsu is sheltered by an incestuous prostitute on her run from the police, her ex-prison mate and a cop whose arm she hacked off.

Director: Shun'ya Itô | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Mikio Narita, Reisen Ri, Yayoi Watanabe

Votes: 1,166



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