WIP Wednesday

by dariuswhiteplume | created - 06 Sep 2011 | updated - 09 Nov 2011 | Public

Despite the rigid formula of this genre, there is such variety in the Women in Prison genre, be it style or substance. Most are modern(ish) prison tales, but they can be ancient lands, future space, or even in a convent. See my reviews here http://adventuresinnerdliness.blogspot.com/p/wip-wednesday-index.html

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1. Women Behind Bars (1975)

Not Rated | 75 min | Crime, Thriller

3.9
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A small-time hood brings the attention of the law with an insurance scam and diamond theft, but things become even more interesting when his moll murders him and is slammed behind bars ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 439

2. 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: 1,807

3. 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: 1,744 | Gross: $2.51M

4. Savage Island (1985)

R | 74 min | Action, Drama, Horror

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

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

Votes: 412

5. Girls Town (1959)

90 min | Drama

3.1
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Silver is a troubled teenage girl sent to a Catholic reform school, where she has trouble fitting in.

Director: Charles F. Haas | Stars: Mamie Van Doren, Mel Tormé, Ray Anthony, Margaret Hayes

Votes: 660

6. 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: 1,777 | Gross: $6.15M

7. 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: 1,629

8. 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: 2,121

9. 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: 458

10. Star Slammer (1986)

R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

3.4
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Two women who have been unjustly confined to a prison planet plot their escape, all the while having to put up with lesbian guards, crazed wardens and mutant rodents.

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Sandy Brooke, Suzy Stokey, Ross Hagen, Marya Gant

Votes: 491

11. 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: 1,038

12. Stuck! (2009)

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: 160

13. Girl Slaves of Morgana Le Fay (1971)

86 min | Horror

5.7
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Two hot chicks happen upon the creepy castle of French witch Morgane le Fay and must choose either to become immortal sex slaves or rot in a dungeon.

Director: Bruno Gantillon | Stars: Dominique Delpierre, Alfred Baillou, Mireille Saunin, Régine Motte

Votes: 550

14. Oz (1997–2003)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

8.8
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants.

Stars: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, Dean Winters

Votes: 74,537

15. 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: 362

16. 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: 267

17. 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: 2,368

18. Condemned (I) (2010)

14 min | Short, Drama

7.2
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Desperate, branded, forgotten by the law, Female Convict #1031 fights to stay alive in the concrete womb.

Director: Oren Shai | Stars: Margaret Anne Florence, Ashlie Atkinson, Aprella

Votes: 32

19. 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: 385

20. Interno di un convento (1978)

95 min | Drama, Romance

5.2
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A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of one such institution to enforce the same strict rules on these ... See full summary »

Director: Walerian Borowczyk | Stars: Ligia Branice, Howard Ross, Marina Pierro, Gabriella Giacobbe

Votes: 806

21. The Match Factory Girl (1990)

68 min | Drama, Comedy

7.6
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A woman's terribly dull life is upended by a one-night stand pregnancy, causing her to seek retribution.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Kati Outinen, Elina Salo, Esko Nikkari, Vesa Vierikko

Votes: 6,967

22. 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

23. Werewolf in a Girls' Dormitory (1961)

Approved | 83 min | Horror, Mystery

4.8
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At a girls' school, several students are murdered by a snarling, wolf-man-like creature. Suspicion falls upon a newly arrived teacher.

Director: Paolo Heusch | Stars: Barbara Lass, Carl Schell, Curt Lowens, Maurice Marsac

Votes: 753

24. Sacred Flesh (2000)

Not Rated | 75 min

3.4
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Taunted by visions of Mary Magdalene, who reveals the confessions of the younger nuns at the convent, the Mother Superior's mind is filled with the violent, sexual acts of her fellow sisters.

Director: Nigel Wingrove | Stars: Sally Tremaine, Moyna Cope, Simon Hill, Kristina Bill

Votes: 429

25. Bare Behind Bars (1980)

X | 87 min | Crime, Drama

4.3
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In a prison, women rebel against the guards' sadism and sexual abuse and decide to run away. Some manage to escape and are chased by the Police.

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

Votes: 715

26. Thriller: A Cruel Picture (1973)

104 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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A young woman, muted after a sexual assault as a child, is trained to seek violent revenge on those who have wronged her after being kidnapped and forced to work as a prostitute.

Director: Bo Arne Vibenius | Stars: Christina Lindberg, Heinz Hopf, Despina Tomazani, Per-Axel Arosenius

Votes: 5,792

27. Prisoner (1979–1986)

50 min | Crime, Drama

8.2
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The lives of women behind bars in a female prison.

Stars: Elspeth Ballantyne, Betty Bobbitt, Sheila Florance, Maggie Kirkpatrick

Votes: 1,396

28. Chained Heat II (1993)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

2.8
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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: 756

29. Femme Fatales (2011–2012)
Episode: Behind Locked Doors, Part 1 (2011)

TV-MA | 24 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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A movie starlet uses her feminine charm and acting talent to survive in prison. Sexy Lacey Rivers plays a dangerous game of seduction that ensnares fellow inmates and prison guards, but ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Pritikin | Stars: Kit Willesee, Will Poston, Ana Alexander, J.C. Brandy

Votes: 114

30. Red Heat (1985)

R | 104 min | Thriller

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

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

Votes: 603

31. St. Trinian's (2007)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Family

5.8
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39 Metascore

In order to save their bankrupt school, a group of troublesome girls stage a robbery with a group of geniuses on their tails.

Directors: Oliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson | Stars: Talulah Riley, Rupert Everett, Gemma Arterton, Jodie Whittaker

Votes: 19,441

32. Jungle Warriors (1984)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

4.7
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A group of models fly into the jungle of some South American country to look for a photo location. Their plane is shot down and they are captured by a drug baron's private army. At the same... See full summary »

Directors: Ernst Ritter von Theumer, Billy Fine | Stars: Nina van Pallandt, Paul L. Smith, John Vernon, Alex Cord

Votes: 299

33. Bad Girls (1999–2006)

90 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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British hard-hitting drama about the staff and inmates of a women's prison.

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

Votes: 1,601

34. 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: 235

35. 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

36. 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: 971

Female Prisoner #701 Scorpion: Beast Stable

37. Female Prisoner Scorpion: #701's Grudge Song (1973)

Not Rated | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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Once again on the lam, Matsu is helped by a strip club worker who holds a grudge against the detective who's trying to find her.

Director: Yasuharu Hasebe | Stars: Meiko Kaji, Masakazu Tamura, Yumi Kanei, Hiroshi Tsukata

Votes: 717

Female Prisoner #710 Scorpion: Grudge Song

38. Women in Chains (1972 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama

6.1
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Female parole officer poses as an inmate in a women's prison in order to investigate murder, abuse and living conditions.

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski | Stars: Ida Lupino, Lois Nettleton, Jessica Walter, Belinda Montgomery

Votes: 122

An ABC "Movie of the Week" WIP Film?!?

39. The Muthers (1976)

R | 83 min | Action, Drama

4.9
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A band of female pirates go undercover at a prison camp on a coffee plantation to rescue their leader's sister.

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

Votes: 284