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1. 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.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Lina Romay, Paul Muller, Monica Swinn, Roger Darton

Votes: 1,019

2. Hotel Paradise (1980)

101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Girls kept prisoner under appalling conditions to dig emeralds for an evil tyrant are rescued by revolutionaries disguised as soldiers.

Director: Edoardo Mulargia | Stars: Anthony Steffen, Ajita Wilson, Cristina Lay, Stelio Candelli

Votes: 204

3. Girls in Prison (1994 TV Movie)

R | 83 min | Drama, Thriller

Framed for the murder of a record company president in 1952 Hollywood, young, aspiring singer Aggie O'Hanlon is sentenced to life in prison and tries to adjust to her life life behind bars ... See full summary »

Director: John McNaughton | Stars: Diane McGee, Harvey Chao, Bahni Turpin, Ralph Meyering Jr.

Votes: 587

4. 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.

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

Votes: 780

5. Ladies They Talk About (1933)

Unrated | 69 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Attractive Nan, member of a bank-robbery gang, goes to prison thanks to evangelist Dave Slade...who loves her.

Directors: Howard Bretherton, William Keighley | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Preston Foster, Lyle Talbot, Dorothy Burgess

Votes: 1,165

6. Maggie's Stiletto Sisters (1975)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The leader of an inner city girl gang is challenged when a new girl moves into the neighbourhood.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Robbie Lee, Joanne Nail, Monica Gayle, Asher Brauner

Votes: 3,015 | Gross: $0.05M

7. Women in Cages (1971)

R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Drama

American women prisoners in a foreign country. Sex and action.

Director: Gerardo de Leon | Stars: Judith Brown, Roberta Collins, Jennifer Gan, Pam Grier

Votes: 1,188

8. Nazi Love Camp 27 (1977)

R | 86 min | Drama, Thriller, War

As the menacing clouds of WWII spread all over across Europe, a young flaxen-haired Jew woman will witness her idyllic life crumble into pieces as she is rounded up and thrown to forced prostitution at the infamous "joy-camp" 27.

Director: Mario Caiano | Stars: Sirpa Lane, Giancarlo Sisti, Roberto Posse, Gianfilippo Carcano

Votes: 274

9. Caged (1950)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A naive nineteen year old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a woman's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Agnes Moorehead, Ellen Corby, Hope Emerson

Votes: 3,177

10. Hell Behind the Bars (1984)

82 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A woman murders her boyfriends and steals some diamonds he has smuggled. She gets found out though, and locked in a prison with an evil sadistic lesbian warden. She immediately sets about ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Siragusa | Stars: Ajita Wilson, Rita Silva, Linda Jones, Alessandro Freyberger

Votes: 90

11. Caged Heat (1974)

R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

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: 1,837

12. Sweet Sugar (1972)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

Prostitute Sugar is set up by a corrupt politician. She is convinced of the futility of appealing her case in the courts and signs on to a chain gang run by the notorious Dr. John who ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Levesque | Stars: Phyllis Davis, Ellaraino, Timothy Brown, Pamela Collins

Votes: 429

13. Girls in Prison (1956)

88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Anne Carson, meeting the seamy side of prison life, finds that everyone thinks she knows where un-recovered bank loot is.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: Richard Denning, Joan Taylor, Adele Jergens, Helen Gilbert

Votes: 160

14. Hellhole Women (1981)

Unrated | 67 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A newly-wed couple in love finds a seemingly desolate place to park the car and make love. Soon, they will face the fearsome warden Magda Urtado's cruel reality.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Ajita Wilson, Andrea Guzon, Ursula Buchfellner, Antonio Mayans

Votes: 843

15. 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.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Roberta Collins, Pam Grier, Judith Brown, Brooke Mills

Votes: 1,984 | Gross: $10.00M

16. Chained Heat (1983)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Young Carol Henderson ends up in prison where she must learn how to survive in an environment plagued by violence, murder, rape, racism, drugs and staff corruption and brutality.

Director: Paul Nicholas | Stars: Linda Blair, John Vernon, Sybil Danning, Tamara Dobson

Votes: 1,925 | Gross: $6.15M

17. The Concrete Jungle (1982)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 493

18. Women's Prison (1955)

Approved | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

Life at a 1950s women's maximum security prison where the warden and the guards are as brutal as the inmates.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Ida Lupino, Jan Sterling, Cleo Moore, Audrey Totter

Votes: 596

19. Human Experiments (1979)

R | 82 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

A demented prison doctor performs gruesome shock therapy experiments on inmates.

Director: Gregory Goodell | Stars: Linda Haynes, Geoffrey Lewis, Ellen Travolta, Lurene Tuttle

Votes: 399

20. School for Unclaimed Girls (1969)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama

Nicki believes she caused her father's death. Her mother's new knight in shining armour is actually the flame that relights Nicki's nightmare from hell. She is then sent to a school for ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Hartford-Davis | Stars: Madeleine Hinde, Renée Asherson, Dennis Waterman, Patrick Mower

Votes: 130

21. 99 Women (1969)

Unrated | 86 min | Crime, Drama

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: 1,149

22. Love Camp 7 (1969)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller, War

Two female Army agents go undercover at a Nazi prison camp to get information from a scientist being held there.

Director: Lee Frost | Stars: Bob Cresse, Maria Lease, Kathy Williams, Bruce Kimball

Votes: 721

23. Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)

Not Rated | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 2,850

24. Jackson County Jail (1976)

R | 84 min | Action, Crime, Drama

This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.

Director: Michael Miller | Stars: Yvette Mimieux, Tommy Lee Jones, Lisa Copeland, Cliff Emmich

Votes: 843

25. Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977)

90 min | Drama

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: 1,948

26. Violence in a Women's Prison (1982)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Emanuelle goes undercover into a prison to expose the corrupted officials who are brutalizing the inmates. Emanuelle is shocked by the horrors and humiliation the prisoners are subjected to... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Maria Romano, Ursula Flores

Votes: 585

27. Women's Prison Massacre (1983)

Not Rated | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Emanuelle, a reporter, comes just a little too close to exposing a corrupt official, and is sent to prison on trumped-up charges. In the prison, the inmates are constantly humiliated and ... See full summary »

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: Laura Gemser, Gabriele Tinti, Ursula Flores, Maria Romano

Votes: 762

28. Chained Heat II (1993)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 1,018

29. Hellhole (1985)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Horror

An unlucky woman's mother is murdered by a scarf-wielding killer named Silk, leaving the woman injured, traumatised and suffering from amnesia. She's committed to a mental institution, ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre De Moro | Stars: Ray Sharkey, Judy Landers, Marjoe Gortner, Richard Cox

Votes: 470

30. Reform School Girls (1986)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 1,987 | Gross: $2.51M

31. 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.

Director: Bill Milling | Stars: Kascha, Gregory Scott Cummins, Elizabeth Hicks, Sydney Coale

Votes: 560

32. Brokedown Palace (1999)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

44 Metascore

Two women are arrested for smuggling while vacationing in Thailand.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan | Stars: Claire Danes, Kate Beckinsale, Bill Pullman, Jacqueline Kim

Votes: 20,770 | Gross: $10.11M

33. Tropical Inferno (1978)

Not Rated | 75 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Somewhere in the jungles of South America mercenaries stop a truck which has allegedly loaded fruit. The cargo turns out to be six young women. Apprehended and handed over to the custody of the local women's prison.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Karine Gambier, Howard Vernon, Susan Hemingway, Aida Gouveia

Votes: 632

34. The Big Bird Cage (1972)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Grier and Haig are thieving mercenaries who engineer a prison break from the outside.

Director: Jack Hill | Stars: Pam Grier, Anitra Ford, Candice Roman, Teda Bracci

Votes: 1,935

35. Affinity (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Zoë Tapper, Anna Madeley, Domini Blythe, Amanda Plummer

Votes: 1,935

36. Prison-A-Go-Go! (2003)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy

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: 275

37. Escape from Hell (1980)

93 min | Adventure, Crime, Thriller

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: 418

38. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)

R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts "medical experiments". Ilsa's goal is to prove that women can withstand more pain and suffering than men and therefore should be allowed to fight on the front lines.

Director: Don Edmonds | Stars: Dyanne Thorne, Gregory Knoph, Tony Mumolo, Maria Marx

Votes: 6,622

39. Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

In the vast deserts of the Middle East, the lascivious tigress Ilsa joins the white flesh slavery ring of a maniacal sheikh overlord.

Director: Don Edmonds | Stars: Dyanne Thorne, Max Thayer, Jerry Delony, Uschi Digard

Votes: 2,404

40. Black Mama White Mama (1973)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 2,425

41. Amazon Jail (1982)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Women have been lured to Edgar's white slave market somewhere in the Amazon jungle of Brazil with promises of work. Edgar and his bisexual partner keep the girls in a corral and bring them ... See full summary »

Director: Oswaldo de Oliveira | Stars: Elizabeth Hartmann, Maurício do Valle, Sandra Graffi, Lígia de Paula

Votes: 557

42. Stranger Inside (2001 TV Movie)

97 min | Crime, Drama

A mother daughter reunion set in the harsh reality of a women's correctional facility

Director: Cheryl Dunye | Stars: Yolonda Ross, Davenia McFadden, Rain Phoenix, Ella Joyce

Votes: 503

43. Born Innocent (1974 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

Young girl runs away from her abusive family only to end up in a juvenile detention center for girls where she's raped and brutalized by her sadistic peers. Only one honest social worker shows interest in helping her.

Director: Donald Wrye | Stars: Linda Blair, Joanna Miles, Allyn Ann McLerie, Mary Murphy

Votes: 803

44. Captive Women 4 (1977)

Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller, War

To improve the morale of the German officers, a train with beautiful girls is arranged to entertain them when on leave.

Director: Patrice Rhomm | Stars: Malisa Longo, Olivier Mathot, Patrizia Gori, Pamela Stanford

Votes: 398

45. Sugar Boxx (2009)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama

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: 216

46. Against Their Will (1994 TV Movie)

91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Behind prison walls, corruption, sex and power make criminals out of the guards and heroes out of the guarded. For more than a decade, the lawless guards inside a maximum security women's ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Judith Light, Stacy Keach, Chelcie Ross, Tonya Pinkins

Votes: 154

47. Lust for Freedom (1987)

R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, Crime

A former female cop is framed by corrupt police, acting in collusion with the local judge, and has to fight her way out of the pen, alone, against tough inmates, and the people in charge.

Director: Eric Louzil | Stars: Melanie Coll, William J. Kulzer, Judi Trevor, Howard Knight

Votes: 351

48. Thunder County (1974)

PG | 90 min | Crime, Drama

Four women escape from a prison and wind up stranded in a swamp with a lecherous redneck after them. Meanwhile, an federal agent tracks a ring of heroin smugglers through the same swamp.

Director: Chris Robinson | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Ted Cassidy, Carol Locatell, Anya Ormsby

Votes: 53

49. ...and the Wild Wild Women (1959)

95 min | Drama

A harsh study about the grim realities of life in a non-coed, totally female prison environment. Story concerns a young girl who comes to prison and experiences the entire prison subculture... See full summary »

Director: Renato Castellani | Stars: Anna Magnani, Giulietta Masina, Cristina Gaioni, Anita Durante

Votes: 359