Most Popular "Warden" Titles
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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Crime, Drama
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Votes: 1,821,731 | Gross: $28.34M
2. The Green Mile (1999)
R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
Votes: 858,771 | Gross: $136.80M
3. Shutter Island (2010)
R | 138 min | Mystery, Thriller
In 1954, a U.S. marshal investigates the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane.
Votes: 861,299 | Gross: $127.97M
4. Chicago (2002)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.
Votes: 182,355 | Gross: $170.68M
5. Megamind (2010)
PG | 95 min | Animation, Action, Comedy
The supervillain Megamind finally defeats his nemesis, the superhero Metro Man. But without a hero, he loses all purpose and must find new meaning to his life.
Votes: 184,853 | Gross: $148.34M
7. Holes (2003)
PG | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.
Votes: 61,733 | Gross: $67.33M
8. Demolition Man (1993)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.
Votes: 131,505 | Gross: $58.06M
10. Death Race (2008)
R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.
Votes: 174,341 | Gross: $36.06M
11. Newsies (1992)
PG | 121 min | Drama, Family, History
A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business.
Votes: 16,167 | Gross: $2.82M
12. The Producers (2005)
PG-13 | 134 min | Comedy, Musical
After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.
Votes: 36,274 | Gross: $19.38M
14. The Longest Yard (1974)
R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.
17. Lock Up (1989)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
With only six months left of his sentence, inmate Frank Leone is transferred from a minimum security prison to a maximum security prison by a vindictive warden.
Votes: 31,584 | Gross: $22.10M
20. Runaway Train (1985)
R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.
Votes: 22,037 | Gross: $7.94M
21. True Crime (1999)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Can an over-the-hill journalist uncover the evidence that can prove a death row inmate's innocence just hours before his execution?
Votes: 26,767 | Gross: $16.64M
22. See No Evil (2006)
R | 84 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
A group of delinquents are sent to clean the Blackwell Hotel. Little do they know reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight has holed away in the rotting hotel. When one of the teens is captured, those who remain - a group that includes the cop who put a bullet in Goodnight's head four years ago - band together to survive against the brutal killer.
Votes: 22,817 | Gross: $15.02M
23. They Live by Night (1948)
Approved | 95 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Romance
An escaped convict, injured during a robbery, falls in love with the woman who nurses him back to health, but their relationship seems doomed from the beginning.
24. Solarbabies (1986)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
In a post-apocalyptic future ruled by the military, a group of renegade teenage orphans find a legendary orb, Bohdai, that can supposedly bring the rain back to dried up Earth.
Votes: 3,342 | Gross: $1.58M
25. City Island (2009)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The Rizzos, a family who doesn't share their habits, aspirations, and careers with one another, find their delicate web of lies disturbed by the arrival of a young ex-con (Strait) brought ... See full summary »
Votes: 28,042 | Gross: $6.67M
26. Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Crime
A distant poor relative of the Duke of D'Ascoyne plots to inherit the title by murdering the eight other heirs who stand ahead of him in the line of succession.
27. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
147 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.
28. Barbed Wire Dolls (1976)
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.
29. A Man Called Sledge (1970)
R | 93 min | Western
In the Old West, a gunfighting outlaw connives his way into a prison in hopes of getting his hands on a large shipment of gold stored there.
30. Chained Heat (1983)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
31. Savannah (2013)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family, History
SAVANNAH is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,149 | Gross: $0.04M
32. The Big Doll House (1971)
R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Beautiful women prisoners are abused in a Philippine prison, until 5 of them plot an escape by taking the evil female warden hostage with the reluctant help of 2 male fruit vendors.
Votes: 1,640 | Gross: $10.00M
33. Le Trou (1960)
Not Rated | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In prison four long-sentence inmates planning an elaborate escape cautiously induct a new inmate to join in their scheme which leads to distrust and uncertainty.
35. Reform School Girls (1986)
R | 94 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
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.
36. Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977)
90 min | Horror
Ilsa, now a vicious warden, runs a mental-hospital for young women. A girl deliberately "checks" in to the hospital to find out what has happened to her sister who stayed there. Meanwhile ... See full summary »
38. Hellhole Women (1981)
Unrated | 67 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A newlywed couple in love finds a seemingly desolate place to park the car and make love. Soon, they will face prison's cruel reality.
40. Mrs. Soffel (1984)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance
Peter Soffel is the stuffy warden of a remote American prison around the turn of the century. His wife, Kate, finds herself attracted to prisoner Ed Biddle. She abandons her husband and ... See full summary »
41. Women Behind Bars (1975)
75 min | Crime, Thriller
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 »
42. The Dark Past (1948)
Passed | 75 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
An escaped psychopathic killer who takes the family and neighbors of police psychologist hostage reveals a recurring nightmare to the doctor.
45. There Was a Crooked Man... (1970)
R | 126 min | Western
A charming but totally ruthless criminal is sent to a remote Arizona prison. He enlists the help of his cellmates in an escape attempt with the promise of sharing his hidden loot.
46. Civil Brand (2002)
R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
Women prisoners strike up a friendship with a young law student who works as a part-time prison guard. Together they discover that a corporation funds and is profitting from the ... See full summary »
Votes: 567 | Gross: $0.24M
47. Bare Behind Bars (1980)
X | 87 min | Crime, Drama
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.
48. Stuck! (2009)
95 min | Drama
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 »
49. Caged Fury (1990)
R | 95 min | Action
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.