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1. Malignant (I) (2021)

R | 111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.3
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51 Metascore

Madison is paralyzed by shocking visions of grisly murders, and her torment worsens as she discovers that these waking dreams are in fact terrifying realities.

Director: James Wan | Stars: Annabelle Wallis, Maddie Hasson, George Young, Michole Briana White

Votes: 53,788

2. Wentworth (2013–2021)

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, Katrina Milosevic, Robbie Magasiva, Jacqueline Brennan

Votes: 18,997

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

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

8.0
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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: 287,675

4. 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 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: 7,425

5. 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: Latife Mülazimoglu, Kika Mirylees, Victoria Alcock, Helen Fraser

Votes: 2,126

6. 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: 3,739

7. 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: 27,608 | Gross: $0.30M

8. 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 sex-trafficking ring of a maniacal sheikh who enjoys importing helpless female slaves for his perverse amusement.

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

Votes: 2,717

9. Barbed Wire Dolls (1976)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

4.6
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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: 1,221

10. Ilsa, the Wicked Warden (1977)

X | 90 min | Drama, Horror

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

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Dyanne Thorne, Lina Romay, Angela Ritschard, Peggy Markoff

Votes: 2,353

11. 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: 22,303 | Gross: $10.11M

12. Terminal Island (1973)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.2
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After the abolishment of the death penalty, California murderers are dumped on an island to spend the rest of their lives unsupervised. There, two groups are formed, one lead by a psychopath, and another group determined to bring him down.

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

Votes: 990

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: 2,308 | Gross: $6.15M

14. The Yard (2018–2019)

120 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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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: 1,466

15. 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: 996

16. Human Experiments (1979)

R | 82 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

4.3
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A demented prison doctor performs gruesome shock therapy experiments on inmates.

Director: Gregory Goodell | Stars: Linda Haynes, Geoffrey Lewis, Ellen Travolta, Lurene Tuttle

Votes: 613

17. Women in Cellblock 9 (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: Susan Hemingway, Karine Gambier, Howard Vernon, Cesar Anahory

Votes: 858

18. 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 and the corrupt prison doctor.

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

Votes: 2,479 | Gross: $0.10M

19. Black Mama White Mama (1973)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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59 Metascore

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: 3,089 | Gross: $0.19M

20. Reform School Girls (1986)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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17 Metascore

They're sexy, they're beautiful, and they're bad. Bad enough to be locked up in Pridemore Juvenile Facility, where there are no windows, no possibility of escape, and no hope.

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

Votes: 2,408 | Gross: $2.51M

21. She (1984)

Not Rated | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.8
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In a post-apocalyptic world, She aids two brothers' quest to rescue their kidnapped sister. Along the way, they battle weird creatures before standing against the odds to defeat the evil Norks.

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Sandahl Bergman, David Goss, Quin Kessler, Harrison Muller

Votes: 1,584

22. Purgatory (1988)

Unrated | 89 min | Action, Drama

3.8
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Two Peace Corps volunteers in Africa are framed and put into an oppressive women's prison.

Director: Ami Artzi | Stars: Tanya Roberts, Julie Pop, Hal Orlandini, Adrienne Pearce

Votes: 314

23. The Big Bird Cage (1972)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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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: 2,527

24. 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: 2,066

25. 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: 4,699

26. The Concrete Jungle (1982)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

4.9
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When an unsuspecting woman, who was setup by her boyfriend to carry a stash of cocaine, is sentenced to three years in prison, she struggles to survive against the corrupt warden and the vicious inmates.

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

Votes: 683

27. Nightmare in Badham County (1976 TV Movie)

R | 102 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: 532

28. Helga, She Wolf of Stilberg (1978)

97 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

3.7
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Helga moves the action to South America, where she lords over a castle of female political prisoners, who are stripped and tortured at whim.

Director: Patrice Rhomm | Stars: Malisa Longo, Patrizia Gori, Claude Janna, Dominique Aveline

Votes: 295

29. Chained Heat 2 (1993)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

3.5
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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: 1,329

30. Baby Dolls Behind Bars (2012 Video)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy

4.1
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Ditzy police cadet Sissy goes undercover in a security prison to get the goods on World Famous Jewel Thief, Maggie. Once inside she uncovers a devious plot headed up by the wicked Warden.

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Erika Jordan, Jazy Berlin, Christine Nguyen, Jenna Presley

Votes: 245

31. Savage Island (1985)

R | 79 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.4
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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: 641

32. Love Camp 7 (1969)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller, War

3.9
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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: 948

33. The Lady in Red (1979)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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72 Metascore

A naive farm girl's life turns upside down after being in the wrong place at the wrong time. She moves to Chicago and becomes trapped in a vicious cycle of prostitution and crime.

Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Pamela Sue Martin, Robert Conrad, Louise Fletcher, Robert Hogan

Votes: 1,093

34. 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: 1,544

35. The Big Doll House (1971)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until five of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of two male fruit vendors.

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

Votes: 2,600 | Gross: $10.00M

36. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.7
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A vehicle transporting dangerous male prisoners crashes near a women's prison run by a corrupt warden. The male prisoners take over the prison and proceed to rape, torture and kill the female inmates.

Directors: Bruno Mattei, Gilbert Roussel | Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Ursula Flores, Maria Romano

Votes: 1,017

37. 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: 1,042

38. 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: 1,387

39. The Gestapo's Last Orgy (1977)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, War

4.4
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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: 1,269

40. Caged Women (1980)

Not Rated | 80 min | Adventure, Action

4.6
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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: 429

41. Civil Brand (2002)

R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

5.1
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29 Metascore

Frances is in the pen for killing her abusive husband. The abused the prisoners rise up against the "new plantation" that harvest human labor for profit. Nothing will stop Frances and her fellow inmates in this brutal battle for justice.

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

Votes: 737 | Gross: $0.24M

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: 273

43. Love Camp (1977)

Not Rated | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

4.6
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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: 464

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

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.8
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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: 760

45. Sugar Boxx (2009)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama

3.7
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Sexy reporter Valerie March goes undercover inside Sugar State Woman's Prison to expose a prostitution ring run by the sleazy and seductive warden.

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

Votes: 295

46. Red Heat (1985)

R | 104 min | Thriller

4.8
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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: 786

47. Caged (1950)

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

7.7
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A naive 19-year-old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a women's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards.

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

Votes: 3,775

48. Amazon Jail (1982)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

3.7
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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: 644

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

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.5
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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: 2,952

50. Caged Fury (1990)

Not Rated | 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: 914



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