Most Popular "Penal Colony" Titles
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1. Alien³ (1992)
R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
After her last encounter, Ripley crash-lands on Fiorina Fury 161, a maximum security prison. When a series of strange and deadly events occur shortly after her arrival, Ripley realizes that she brought along an unwelcome visitor.
Votes: 219,196 | Gross: $55.47M
2. 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: 100,537 | Gross: $53.27M
4. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
PG | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
On the eve of retirement, Kirk and McCoy are charged with assassinating the Klingon High Chancellor and imprisoned. The Enterprise crew must help them escape to thwart a conspiracy aimed at sabotaging the last best hope for peace.
Votes: 58,042 | Gross: $74.89M
5. We're No Angels (1955)
106 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Three Devil's Island escapees hide out in the home of a kindly merchant and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises.
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: 16,265 | Gross: $15.34M
7. Van Diemen's Land (2009)
104 min | Biography, Drama, History
The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Macquarie Harbour, a place of ultra banishment and punishment,... See full summary »
9. For the Term of His Natural Life (1983– )
520 min | Adventure, Drama
In 1830's England, a young man from a good but troubled family is unjustly convicted of stealing a watch. He's transported to Van Dieman's Land (Tasmania) where he suffers under the enmity ... See full summary »
10. 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.
11. The Pirates of Blood River (1962)
Approved | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A group of ruthless pirates attack a 17th Century Huguenot settlement on the Isle of Devon in search of treasure and will stop at nothing to obtain it.
12. Botany Bay (1952)
Approved | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In 1787, American medical student Hugh Tallant and British convicts are sent from London to New South Wales on a ship commanded by the evil Captain Gilbert.
13. Manhunt of Mystery Island (1945)
Not Rated | 219 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A young couple journeys to Mystery Island to rescue the girl's father, who is being held prisoner by the evil Captain Mephisto, a pirate from 200 years ago who uses his Transformation ... See full summary »
14. New Eden (1994 TV Movie)
R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Prisoners are dumped on a sand planet dubbed Earth 21-523 where most are immediately killed by the sand people and the remainder struggle for existence. That is until a new prisoner arrives... See full summary »
16. Hell's Island (1955)
Approved | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Film-Noir
Down-on-his-luck Mike Cormack is hired to fly to a Caribbean island to retrieve a missing ruby. On the island, possibly involved with the ruby's disappearance, is his ex-girlfriend.
18. 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.
19. Women of Devil's Island (1962)
86 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Female prisoners are shipped to Devil's Island penal colony. They are indoctrinated into the prison life from abusive guards and then a new prison governor arrives with planned reforms.
20. Adam's Woman (1970)
M | 116 min | Drama
Adam is a young American wrongly accused of being an accomplice to murder while on shore leave in Liverpool. He is sentenced to death by hanging but the sentence is commuted to twenty years... See full summary »
21. Captain Fury (1939)
Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
An Irish convict sentenced to hard labor in Australia escapes into the outback, and organizes a band of fellow escapees to fight a corrupt landlord.
26. Isle of Missing Men (1942)
Approved | 67 min | Drama, Romance
A penal colony governor invites a ravishing blond vagabond to join him for a week on his island prison grounds, unaware that she has manipulated their meeting for ulterior motives.
29. Escape from Devil's Island (1935)
Approved | 64 min | Drama, Romance
Johanna Harrington waits eagerly at her cottage on the edge of the jungle that flanks the Devil's Island penal colony for the arrival of her father Steve Garrington, her sweetheart Dario, ... See full summary »
31. Îles du diable - L'archipel des mondes perdus (2001 TV Movie)
58 min | Documentary, History
Imagine the prison of Alcatraz, only 10 times worse, built on tropical, hellish and deadly islands, lost to the rest of the world. Three tiny castaway islands rise away from the coast of ... See full summary »
35. K (2002)
85 min | Drama, Fantasy
Three stories. We see, but little is explained. In "The Married Couple," a salesman pays a call on an old customer who is with his wife in the upstairs bedroom of their ill adult son. ... See full summary »
36. Captain Mephisto and the Transformation Machine (1966 TV Movie)
Approved | 100 min | Sci-Fi
Truncated feature version of the serial 'Manhunt of Mystery Island (1945)', in which Captain Mephisto attempts to take over the world's supply of a valuable ore.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993–1999)
TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After showing Bajoran spiritual leader Kai Opaka the wormhole, she, Sisko, Bashir and Kira crash land on a moon. Kai Opaka dies and the three meet the unfriendly locals.
Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Archer and Trip are accused of smuggling and sent to the penal colony Canamar. While Enterprise manages to negotiate their release, a mutiny breaks out on the prison ship.
Star Trek (1966–1969)
Dagger of the Mind
TV-PG | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
Kirk and psychiatrist Helen Noel are trapped on a maximum security penal colony that experiments with mind control and Spock must use the Vulcan mind-meld to find a way to save them.
The Campbells (1986–1990)
Rebecca convinces Emma to dress like a man so she can travel more freely. Capt. Sims comes home unexpectedly, so Emma sneaks out dressed as a man. Thinking she's a thief, Sims pursues her. ... See full summary »
Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
The IMF must thwart a coup attempt to be triggered by a presidential assassination. The team apprehends the coup leader and employs an elaborate ruse to convince him to reveal the killer. ... See full summary »
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery
A long-lost ship is found on a planet where cosmic storms prevented detection for 200 years. When a surface landing goes wrong, the away team is beamed back...with a few extra surprises.
The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
45 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
On a future Earth, a group of alien settlers and group of escaped human slaves battle the environment and each other. As the casualties pile up, can they set aside their misunderstandings and learn to co-exist?
Mission: Impossible (1966–1973)
Snowball in Hell
TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Barney faces the cat o' nine tails and a cruel ex-guard at a former penal colony as the other IMF members work to trick the sadist out of a cheap substance that can be used for nuclear weapons.
Greatest Cities of the World (2008– )
Griff visits Sydney, not the capital but the dominating metropolis of Australia, and its first city since that nation's foundation from a fabulous natural harbor as British penal colony, ... See full summary »
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
The Ultimate Computer Affair
60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
Thrush is developing an "ultimate computer," which, if it becomes fully operational, will mean the criminal organization even more formidable. The device is housed in a Thrush facility that... See full summary »