TV ShowsTV
Popular
Trending TV ShowsNew TV ShowsTV Show RouletteOn Your ServicesOn NetflixOn Prime VideoOn HuluOn HBO
FoodFamilyFantasyIMDB Top RatedLGBTQMysteryRealityScience Fiction
Explore All Categories and Services
Account IconLogin|Sign Up
netflix
hulu_plus
amazon_prime
showtime
hbo
& more all in one place. Totally free to use!
Prison
arrow
AllAction & AdventureAnimationAnimeBiographyChildrenComedyCrimeCultDocumentaryDramaFamilyFantasyFoodGame ShowHistoryHome & GardenHorrorIndependentLGBTQMusicalMysteryRealityRomanceScience-FictionSportStand-up & TalkThrillerTravelAbout AfricaAdaptationAlienAnimalApocalypseBaseballBased on BooksBased On True StoryBollywoodBoxingBritish HumourCarCartoonChristmasClassicCollegeComic BookComing of AgeDanceDark ComedyDatingDisasterDisneyDoctorDogDrugDystopiaEgyptEscapeFashionFeel-goodFemale DirectorFightingFriendshipFuturisticGangGangsterGeniusGhostGolfGreeceGymnasticsHeroismHigh SchoolHolidayHuntingImaginationJungleKidnappingMagicMartial ArtsMatureMedicalMedievalMilitaryMonsterMusicNew YorkParisParodyPetPolicePoliticalPrincessPrisonPsychologyRacingReligionRevengeRiverRobotRomeRoyaltyScienceSerial KillerShortSingingSpaceSportsSpySuperheroSupernaturalSurvivalSuspenseTankTeacherTechnologyTeenTime TravelToyTwinsVampireVideo GamesWarWorld War IIWrestling
arrowarrow
Movies & TV Shows
arrow
Movies & TV ShowsMoviesTV Shows
Get recommendations and notifications when movies & shows come to your streaming services.
On
Netflix
arrow
Every Service
Every Service
Free Services
Free Services
Your Services
Your Services
Netflix
Netflix
Hulu
Hulu
Prime Video
Prime Video
HBO
HBO
Showtime
Showtime
Starz
Starz
Mubi
Mubi
Cinemax
Cinemax
Fandor
Fandor
AcornTV
AcornTV
Hallmark Movies Now
Hallmark Movies Now
Shudder
Shudder
Epix
Epix
BritBox
BritBox
Kanopy
Kanopy
The Criterion Channel
The Criterion Channel
DC Universe
DC Universe
A&E
A&E
FX
FX
NBC
NBC
USA
USA
Syfy
Syfy
TBS
TBS
TNT
TNT
TCM
TCM
arrowarrow
Want to Select more than one service? Add your services to your free Reelgood account to see everything you can watch!

The Best Prison Movies and TV Shows on Netflix

Finding a good Prison movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Prison movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Netflix.

VIEW: best
backdrop
netflix
kanopy

1. Ex Machina

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo92%
Reelgood Logo
92/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

backdrop
netflix

2. Incendies

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo93%
Reelgood Logo
89/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

backdrop
netflix

3. Sin City

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo77%
Reelgood Logo
88/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and then there are those hoping for a little of both. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still trying to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
netflix

4. Orange Is the New Black

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo90%
Reelgood Logo
88/100
Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 7
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.

Where to Watch: 91 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 78 episodes (85%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

backdrop
netflix

5. Black Hawk Down

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo76%
Reelgood Logo
87/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
netflix
hulu_plus

6. Arrested Development

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo75%
Reelgood Logo
86/100
Year: 2003-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Comedy

What it's about: The story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.

Where to Watch: 91 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 68 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

backdrop
netflix

7. 13th

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo96%
Reelgood Logo
84/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
netflix
hulu_plus

8. Prison Break

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo60%
Reelgood Logo
84/100
Year: 2005-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.

Where to Watch: 89 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 91 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
netflix

9. Making a Murderer

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo85%
Reelgood Logo
83/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: Filmed over 10 years, this real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

backdrop
netflix

10. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo63%
Reelgood Logo
82/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

backdrop
free
netflix
mubi
+ 1

11. Starred Up

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo99%
Reelgood Logo
82/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Drama, Crime

What it's about: 19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already volatile relationship with his father is pushed past breaking point — Eric is approached by a volunteer psychotherapist, who runs an anger management group for prisoners. Torn between gang politics, prison corruption, and a glimmer of something better, Eric finds himself in a fight for his own life, unsure if his own father is there to protect him or join in punishing him.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Mubi & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

backdrop
netflix

12. The Breadwinner

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo95%
Reelgood Logo
80/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Animation, Family

What it's about: A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan, ruled by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
netflix

13. Rectify

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo95%
Reelgood Logo
78/100
Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Drama

What it's about: After 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his teenage girlfriend, Daniel Holden is going home. His conviction has been vacated due to new DNA evidence. Now he has to return to a world he no longer knows and his reentry into the outside world may be as unforgiving as prison. Daniel is haunted by the past, dogged by the present, and uncertain of the future. As he struggles to adapt to his new life, his homecoming reignites the fears of a small town and threatens to shatter his family’s fragile peace. Daniel’s alleged crime divided a community. Will his freedom tear it in half?

Where to Watch: 30 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 30 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
netflix

14. The Fear of 13

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo94%
Reelgood Logo
77/100
Released: 2015
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: After 23 years on Death Row a convicted murderer petitions the court asking to be executed, but as his story unfolds, it becomes clear that nothing is what it seems.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

backdrop
netflix

15. The Stanford Prison Experiment

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo84%
Reelgood Logo
76/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
netflix

16. A Twelve-Year Night

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo88%
Reelgood Logo
75/100
Released: 2018
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Uruguay, 1973. Having been crushed by the military dictatorship, surviving members of the Tupamaro guerillas are imprisoned and tortured. They must find a way to endure the coming 12 years.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

backdrop
netflix

17. Traitor

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo65%
Reelgood Logo
73/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: When straight arrow FBI agent Roy Clayton heads up the investigation into a dangerous international conspiracy, all clues seem to lead back to former U.S. Special Operations officer, Samir Horn.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
netflix

18. Wentworth

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
71/100
Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 9
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.

Where to Watch: 80 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 34 episodes (43%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
netflix

19. Suite Française

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo75%
Reelgood Logo
71/100
Released: 2014
Drama, Romance

What it's about: France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers' own homes. Lucile initially tries to ignore Bruno von Falk, the handsome and refined German officer staying with them. But soon, a powerful love draws them together and leads them into the tragedy of war.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
netflix

20. 'Allo 'Allo!

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
71/100
Year: 1984-2019Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 9
Comedy, History

What it's about: 'Allo 'Allo! is a British sitcom broadcast on BBC One from 1982 to 1992 comprising eighty-five episodes. It is a parody of another BBC programme, the wartime drama Secret Army. 'Allo, 'Allo! was created by David Croft, who also wrote the theme music, and Jeremy Lloyd. Lloyd and Croft wrote the first six series. The remaining series were written by Lloyd and Paul Adam. The show tells the fictitious story of Rene Artois, a café owner in a small town in Nazi occupied France, who reluctantly helps the French resistance in their various schemes, the main of which is to help hide British airmen from the Germans. At the same time, he has to hide artefacts such as famous paintings for the German soldiers who frequent his café, while trying to keep his affairs with his waitresses secret from his wife. The comedy is a combination of wordplay, farce, slapstick, and sexual innuendo. Unlike most sitcoms, the episodes build on previous ones, requiring viewers to watch the series chronologically in order to fully understand the plot. In 2004, 'Allo 'Allo came 13th in Britain's Best Sitcom. A reunion special, comprising new material, archive clips and specially recorded interviews, was broadcast on 28 April 2007 on BBC Two.

Where to Watch: 85 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
netflix
amazon_prime

21. Locked Up

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
69/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 4
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Set up to take the blame for corporate fraud, young Macarena Ferreiro is locked up in a high-security women's prison surrounded by tough, ruthless criminals in this tense, provocative Spanish thriller.

Where to Watch: 51 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video). 16 episodes (31%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
netflix
kanopy

22. Son of a Gun

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo63%
Reelgood Logo
68/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but protection comes at a price.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
netflix

23. Time: The Kalief Browder Story

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
66/100
Year: 2017-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: The story of a teenager wrongfully charged with theft and jailed at Riker's Island prison for over 1,000 days.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

backdrop
netflix

24. G.O.R.A.

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
65/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A slick young Turk kidnapped by extraterrestrials shows his great « humanitarian spirit » by outwitting the evil commander-in-chief of the planet of G.O.R.A.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

backdrop
netflix

25. On My Skin

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo60%
Reelgood Logo
65/100
Released: 2018
Drama

What it's about: The incredible true story behind the most controversial Italian court cases in recent years. Stefano Cucchi was arrested for a minor crime and mysteriously found dead during his detention. In one week's time, a family is changed forever.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
netflix

26. El marginal

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
63/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 3
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: An ex-cop entered a prison as convicted under a false identity in order to infiltrate within a group of prisoners that has just kidnapped the teenage daughter of an important national judge.

Where to Watch: 29 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

backdrop
netflix

27. The 4th Company

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
63/100
Released: 2016
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Zambrano is a young criminal with the only hope of joining the legendary prison American football team known as The Dogs of Santa Martha. His hopes end up involving him with organized crime since The Dogs, who are also known as The 4th Company, a squadron of inmates at the service of the administration that controls the jail, its vice and its privileges. Corruption and crime have no limits; they ravage the city with car thefts, bank robberies and other crimes under the auspices of the authorities, the story takes place during the López Portillo presidency and his men.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

backdrop
netflix

28. Boyka: Undisputed IV

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
61/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: In the fourth installment of the fighting franchise, Boyka is shooting for the big leagues when an accidental death in the ring makes him question everything he stands for. When he finds out the wife of the man he accidentally killed is in trouble, Boyka offers to fight in a series of impossible battles to free her from a life of servitude

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

backdrop
netflix

29. Chronicle of an Escape

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo67%
Reelgood Logo
61/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: The true story of four men who narrowly escaped death at the hands of Argentina's military death squads during the 1970s is brought to the screen in this thriller. In 1977, Claudio Tamburrini (Rodrigo de la Serna) was a goalie for a minor-league football team when he was abducted by members of the Argentine military police and taken to an unofficial detention center on the false suspicion that he was a terrorist. Over 30,000 people lost their lives at the hands of Argentinean authorities under the military junta that ruled the country between 1976 and 1983, and as he was tortured by intelligence agents looking for information he didn't have, Tamburrini fully expected to become another victim. After many sessions of brutal torture, Tamburrini and his fellow captives Guillermo (Nazareno Casero) and Tano (Martin Urruty) were being readied for execution when, in a final desperate act, Tamburrini dove out a window during a rainstorm.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

backdrop
netflix

30. Get Santa

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo77%
Reelgood Logo
61/100
Released: 2014Rated: PG
Comedy, Family

What it's about: A father and son must team up to save Christmas when they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage, having crashed his sleigh and found himself on the run from the police.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
netflix
kanopy

31. Dark Places

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo24%
Reelgood Logo
60/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

poster
free
netflix

32. Savage Dog

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
4.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo70%
Reelgood Logo
55/100
Released: 2017
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A story set in Indochina in 1959, a lawless land controlled by the criminal class: Vietnamese warlords and European war-criminals. Den-Dhin-Chan Labor Camp is run by four such dangerous men. The worst prison in the land, it is here that an Irish, former-champion boxer Martin Tillman has made a name for himself fighting tournaments, on which wealthy criminals gamble in high stakes events. When Tillman is due for release, he just wants to return home, but the corrupt forces running the jail will do everything in their power to keep him locked down. When all that Tillman holds dear is taken away in a vicious act of violence, he is forced to confront the men responsible and take his revenge. The birth of a legend.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

backdrop
netflix

33. Jailbreak

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo67%
Reelgood Logo
53/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: What started as a simple escort mission will soon turn to chaos as the prisoners of Koh Kla take over the prison grounds. A special task force [Jean-Paul Ly, Dara Our, Tharoth Sam] gets trapped in the prison will have to fight their way out for survival, to protect a key witness [Savin Phillip].

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

backdrop
netflix

34. Small Crimes

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo58%
Reelgood Logo
53/100
Released: 2017
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A disgraced former cop, fresh off a six-year prison sentence for attempted murder - returns home looking for redemption but winds up trapped in the mess he left behind.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

backdrop
netflix

35. Death Race: Beyond Anarchy

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
53/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: Black Ops specialist Connor Gibson infiltrates a maximum security prison to take down legendary driver Frankenstein in a violent and brutal car race.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
netflix

36. Prison Playbook

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
48/100
Year: 2017-2019Seasons: 1
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: With his major league baseball debut right around the corner, a star pitcher lands in prison and must learn to navigate his new world.

Where to Watch: 16 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

backdrop
netflix
amazon_prime

37. The Basement

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo11%
Reelgood Logo
47/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Horror

What it's about: A seemingly innocent man is abducted by a notorious L.A. serial killer, who forces his victims to switch roles with him so that he can enact his own capture, torture and murder.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
netflix

38. The Prison

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
47/100
Released: 2017
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: An imprisoned ex-police inspector discovers that the entire penitentiary is controlled by an inmate running a crime syndicate and becomes part of the crime empire.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
netflix

39. Freedom at Midnight

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
46/100
Released: 2018
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Jacob, a manager at a big financial firm, finds himself behind bars when he tries to save the woman he loves from being involved in a criminal case. The only way for him to survive and to escape was to break out of prison. How he plans and executes the prison break forms the crux of the movie.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

backdrop
netflix

40. 1945: The Savage Peace

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
46/100
Released: 2015
Documentary, History

What it's about: How, in 1945, after the end of World War II and the fall of the Nazi regime, the defeated were atrociously mistreated, especially those ethnic Germans who had lived peacefully for centuries in Germany's neighboring countries, such as Czechoslovakia and Poland. A heartbreaking story of revenge against innocent civilians, the story of acts as cruel as the Nazi occupation during the war years.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
netflix

41. Louis Theroux: Miami Mega-Jail

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
45/100
Year: 2011-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Documentary

What it's about: Louis takes an in-depth look at Miami's jail system, a vast holding pen for the unconvicted where most inmates are awaiting trial.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (6%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

poster
netflix

42. Blessed Benefit

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
43/100
Released: 2017
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Imprisoned on an unfair charge of fraud, a mild-mannered Jordanian contractor discovers that prison has its own rhythms, rules, and economies — and he soon begins to carve out a position for himself in this place where fraud isn’t a crime so much as a way of life.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

backdrop
netflix

43. Revenger

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo40%
Reelgood Logo
42/100
Released: 2018
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Hell-bent on avenging the murder of his family, a former detective infiltrates a remote island that serves as a prison for vicious death row criminals.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

backdrop
free
netflix
amazon_prime

44. Convict

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
37/100
Released: 2014
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Set in the dark and old Parramatta prison built by the original convicts our lead character Ray a war veteran finds himself serving 18 months for manslaughter after defending his fiance. He soon realizes that the prison boss has it in for him and does everything possible to break Ray even going after his fiance.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Prime Video) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
netflix

45. Incoming

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
3.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
32/100
Released: 2018
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The International Space Station is now a prison - the ultimate black site. No one's getting out. And no one knows it's there. But when the imprisoned terrorists take over the Station and turn it into a missile aimed at Moscow, only a shuttle pilot and a rookie doctor can stop them. Their task is complicated by a rogue CIA agent (Scott Adkins) who has his own plans for the station and the terrorists within.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

backdrop
netflix

46. Black Site Delta

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
3.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
30/100
Released: 2017
Action & Adventure

What it's about: A group of military prisoners must fight off a terrorist attack on their prison which, unbeknownst to them, is a cover for a secret drone control facility.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
netflix

47. Bangkok Hell: Nor Chor - The Prisoners

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
28/100
Released: 2002
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Ray's life is turned upside down when he is jailed for the accidental vehicular homicide. Life behind bars is bitter and violent. Over crowding, male rape, and drug abuse are the order of the day. The warden offers him a way out from this daily torment by working for him. He does his job well but he soon begins to realize that many of those incarcerated are innocent or victims of bad circumstances - but what can he do to help and how much danger is he placing himself in?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

backdrop
netflix

48. Larceny

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
3.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
28/100
Released: 2017
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: After being busted for a heist, a former CIA contractor is sent to a Mexican prison. His former CIA boss offers him freedom if he can break into the prison vault and steal $50 Million.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

backdrop
netflix

49. A Yellow Bird

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.5/10