Most Popular "Island Prison" Titles
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1. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend", escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.
Votes: 112,496 | Gross: $54.23M
2. The Island (2005)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
A man living in a futuristic sterile colony begins to question his circumscribed existence when his friend is chosen to go to the Island, the last uncontaminated place on earth.
Votes: 277,326 | Gross: $35.82M
3. Papillon (1973)
R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Votes: 103,757 | Gross: $53.27M
4. Invictus (2009)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Votes: 133,389 | Gross: $37.49M
6. No Escape (1994)
R | 118 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A soldier convicted for murdering his commanding officer is dumped and left to die on a prison island inhabited by two camps of convicts.
Votes: 16,656 | Gross: $15.34M
7. Barbed Wire Dolls (1976)
Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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.
8. Kongen av Bastøy (2010)
Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama
Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?
Votes: 15,160 | Gross: $0.01M
9. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Not Rated | 147 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.
10. The Count of Monte Cristo (1998– )
400 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
The Classic tale from Alexandre Dumas. Edmond Dantes is unjustly sent to prison for 18 years. He escapes to reclaim his fiancée Mercedes and revenge against his nemesis, Mondego.
11. The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.
12. The Crimson Pirate (1952)
Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy
During the 1700s, pirate Captain Vallo seizes a British warship and gets involved in various money-making schemes involving Caribbean rebels led by El Libre, British envoy Baron Jose Gruda and a beautiful courtesan named Consuelo.
14. The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
Unrated | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them.
15. The Hurricane (1937)
Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.
16. Proteus (2003)
97 min | Drama, Romance
An interracial gay love story set in early 18th century South Africa about two men -- a black prisoner living in a Cape Town penal colony and a Dutch sailor -- who weather injustices as a result of their affair.
17. Gefangene Frauen (1980)
80 min | Adventure, Action
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 »
18. Alcatraz Prison Escape: Deathbed Confession (2015)
93 min | Action, Crime
The true story, based on a Deathbed Confession, about what really happened to Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers who escaped from Alcatraz Prison in 1962. They made it- but what happened next is shocking. Investigated by the US Marshals.
19. The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008)
60 min | Biography, Drama, History
Eight men escape from the most isolated prison on earth. Only one man survives and the story he recounts shocks the British establishment to the core. This story is the last confession of Alexander Pearce.
20. Big House, U.S.A. (1955)
Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Jerry Barker finds a lost boy whose rich father is extorted into paying a ransom for his return but the boy accidentally dies and Jerry goes to prison.
21. The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo (1961)
132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Edmund Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he ... See full summary »
22. Le comte de Monte-Cristo (1979– )
60 min | Drama, History
A TV mini-series adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in ... See full summary »
23. Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938)
Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Mr. Moto has himself imprisoned on Devil's Island so he can help his cellmate (Ames) escape and thereby get the goods on a gang of international killers.
24. The Count of Monte Cristo (1956– )
30 min | Adventure, Family
A TV series adaptated from the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the ... See full summary »
25. Die Insel der blutigen Plantage (1983)
88 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
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 »
26. Uznik zamka If (1988– )
236 min | Adventure, Drama, History
A Russian version of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the ... See full summary »
29. The Count of Monte Cristo (1943)
90 min | Adventure, Drama
Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he ... See full summary »
30. The Count of Monte Cristo (1973 TV Movie)
60 min | Animation, Adventure
Cartoon adaptation of the classic of world literature by Alexandre Dumas, which tells the dramatic odyssey of Edmond Dantes since he's unjustly accused and sentenced for life.
33. Onna-ro hizu (1970)
83 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The inmates of a womens prison on an isolated island are mistreated and tortured by sadistic guards, but their troubles have only just begun: a new warden--a disgraced official who was ... See full summary »
34. Devil's Island (1939)
Approved | 62 min | Drama, Thriller
Unjustly condemned to Devil's Island and condemned to death, Dr. Gaudet's life is spared when his surgical skills save the life of the commandant's daughter.
38. Brooklyn Goes to San Francisco (1956)
Approved | 9 min | Short, Comedy
Phil Foster's Brooklyn character visits picturesque San Francisco and, in Brooklynese lingo, describes the sights and wonders and hilly terrain of the City By the Bay...the cable cars, Chinatown, the Presido, the Golden Gate Bridge, etc.
Justice League (2001–2004)
A Better World: Part II
TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
With the Justice League out of the way, the Justice Lords begin to establish their own style of order.
Inselleben (2007– )
Agios Efstratios und die Magie des Einfachen
Agios Efstratios long served only as a penitentiary for political prisoners. At times, up to 6,000 political opponents and "undesirables" were interned on the small Greek island. Today only... See full summary »
SeaQuest 2032 (1993–1996)
TV-PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The crew of the the newly rebuilt SeaQuest must deal with a hostage crisis at a UEO prison colony, where genetically engineered soldiers have risen up against their captors.
The Simpsons (1989– )
Moe Letter Blues
TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy
Homer, Apu and Reverend Lovejoy all suspect that Moe may have left with one of their wives after receiving a mysterious letter, but which one is it?
The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
The Night of the Pelican
60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
West and his temporary partner Jeremy Pike investigate a Chinese gangster's theft of rare explosives from a San Francisco armory. Artemus Gordon (Martin) is said to be on desk duty in ... See full summary »