Title Matching "Penitentiary" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Penitentiary II (1982)

R | 108 min | Drama

4.0
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An ex-con, on parole and trying to straighten his life out, decides to resume his boxing career when one of his prison enemies escapes and kills his girlfriend.

Director: Jamaa Fanaka | Stars: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Glynn Turman, Ernie Hudson, Mr. T

Votes: 483 | Gross: $3.18M

2. Penitentiary (1979)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

5.8
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A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed. Gordone is arrested and sent to prison, where he joins the prison's ... See full summary »

Director: Jamaa Fanaka | Stars: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Wilbur 'Hi-Fi' White, Thomas M. Pollard, Hazel Spears

Votes: 781

3. Penitentiary III (1987)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

4.3
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A man is framed for murder and sent to prison. He is beaten and tortured, then forced to fight the prison's worst killer, a martial-arts fighting midget called Thud.

Director: Jamaa Fanaka | Stars: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Anthony Geary, Steve Antin, Ric Mancini

Votes: 407 | Gross: $1.39M

4. Hell Penitentiary (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

3.3
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Julia, a famous physician, infiltrates a prison in an attempt to find a witness to her sister's killing, but instead she becomes the victim of a sadistic warden's sexual brutality.

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

Votes: 171

5. State Penitentiary (1950)

Passed | 66 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.2
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Roger Manners (Warner Baxter), a former aircraft manufacturer is wrongly accused and convicted of embezzlement of $400,000 and is given a long prison sentence. There he must decide rather ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Warner Baxter, Onslow Stevens, Karin Booth, Robert Shayne

Votes: 61

6. Red Desert Penitentiary (1985)

104 min | Comedy

5.6
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Hollywood movie making types are spoofed.

Director: George Sluizer | Stars: James Michael Taylor, Cathryn Bissell, William Rose, Jim Wortham

Votes: 14

7. Bimbo Penitentiary (1992)

Not Rated | Comedy

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In futuristic Los Angeles, former basketball player Roundtree (Michelle Bauer) plots to break into a prison to liberate her wrongly-convicted friend.

Director: Lawrence Greenberg | Stars: Robin Andrews, Alicia Anne, Michelle Bauer, Kim Delgado

8. A Walk Through Hell: Missouri State Penitentiary (2019)

Horror

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Director: Anthony Rogers | Star: Mary Lawton Johnson

9. Penitentiary Angel (1995)

105 min | Crime, Drama

7.0
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This is a story about seven female prisoners each with different backgrounds, living within the one prison. At the beginning of the story, a new inmate Ding Qing Er arrives with tears ... See full summary »

Director: Jin Xie | Stars: Wei Zhao, La-La Chiu, Tsui-Wan Lee, Tung Yin Liu

Votes: 110

10. Penitentiary (1938)

74 min | Drama

6.2
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A District Attorney becomes a Prison Warden, and finds himself overseeing the sentence of a meek man who he'd once prosecuted as the D.A.. He discovers his new job is more complex than he'd thought, especially with this meek prisoner.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Walter Connolly, John Howard, Jean Parker, Robert Barrat

Votes: 9

11. Too Sweet for Penitentiary (2018 Video)

40 min | Documentary, Short

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Star: Leon Isaac Kennedy

12. Penitentiary Chances (1998)

R | 60 min | Crime

5.2
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The gritty action prequel to the cult hit "Veteranos." The low budget indie film that kick-started the Urban movie genre. Follow two homeboys willing to take "Penitentiary Chances" to get ... See full summary »

Directors: Eduardo Quiroz, Jose Quiroz | Stars: David Dyno Rocha, Eddie Eclips, Patrick Cutty, Robert Munoz

Votes: 20

13. Life in a Western Penitentiary (1914)

Documentary, Western

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A documentary that takes viewers inside the Yuma Territorial Prison in the Arizona Territory.

14. Lun-Ar Penitentiary (2019)

19 min | Short, Drama, Horror

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This movie is set in the future 2030 prisoners are sent to the moon. The worst of the worst hardened criminals. The prison is called the Lun-Ar Penitentiary. In 2050 all the prisoners died ... See full summary »

Director: Allison Albano Knight | Stars: Jay Arr, Dawn Gibson, Allison Albano Knight, Raymond Gerald David Theadore

15. Tiers: A Story of the Penitentiary (1982)

19 min | Short

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Director: Charles Wilkinson | Star: Norbert Reubsaat

16. Convict Life in the Ohio Penitentiary (1912)

Documentary, Short

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Star: T.H.B. Jones

17. The Haunting of Eastern State Penitentiary

Horror, Thriller | Announced

A team of Paranormal Investigators go to the most haunted prison on the planet, Eastern State Penitentiary, to disprove and logically explain why people say it's "haunted."

18. Producing Penitentiary (2018 Video)

28 min | Documentary, Short

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Star: Alicia Dhanifu

19. Filming Penitentiary (2018 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short

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Star: Martin Ollstein

20. Bad Dog: A Penitentiary Tale (2016)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary short exploring the facts and folklore surrounding Eastern State Penitentiary inmate, "Pep the Canine Convict", a black Labrador retriever who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in 1924.

Director: Sean McCoy

21. Creepy Canada (2002– )
Episode: Rue St. Paul/The Fairmont Algonquin Resort/Fort Kent/Kingston Penitentiary/Victoria Golf Course/The Duford House (2003)

Documentary

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An executioner extinguishes two lives and two departed spirits roam Rue Saint Paul in old Montreal. These two departed spirits share a peculiar bond in death while they were strangers in life.

Directors: William Burke, Larry Santos | Stars: Terry Boyle, Dean Christy, Andrew Cownden, Joanne Kimm

22. Scared! (2002– )
Episode: Eastern State Penitentiary (2006)

Reality-TV

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The Scared! crew journeys to Philadelphia to explore the eerie Eastern State Penitentiary. This is the second site off of Staten Island they have tackled and it proved to be quite the ... See full summary »

Director: Brian J. Cano | Stars: Brian J. Cano, Greg Cusick, Chris Mancuso, Joe Rice

23. Ghost Hunters (2004– )
Episode: Eastern State Penitentiary (2004)

TV-14 | 44 min | Documentary

7.9
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T.A.P.S. investigates the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which opened in 1829 and officially closed in 1970. During the investigation, the crew uncovers a piece of... See full summary »

Stars: Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, Steve Gonsalves, Brian Harnois

Votes: 35

24. Paranormal Evidence (2017– )
Episode: Missouri State Penitentiary (2018)

Reality-TV

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25. Portals to Hell (2019– )
Episode: Eastern State Penitentiary (2019)

TV-PG | 42 min | Reality-TV

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Jack and Katrina travel to Philadelphia to gain unprecedented access to never-before-investigated areas of Eastern State Penitentiary. The team searches for the truth as they explore the ... See full summary »

Stars: Jack Osbourne, Katrina Weidman, Zak Heino, Aaron Sagers

Votes: 16

26. Fear (2000–2002)
Episode: Eastern State Penitentiary (2001)

Game-Show, Horror, Reality-TV

8.0
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Directors: Luis Barreto, Rick Telles | Stars: Carla Baron, Dan Gifford, Irina Slutskaya

Votes: 6

27. Fear (2000–2002)
Episode: West Virginia State Penitentiary (2000)

Game-Show, Horror, Reality-TV

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Director: George Verschoor | Stars: Dan Gifford, Donald Layno, Derek Miller

Votes: 7

28. Mysterious Journeys (2002– )
Episode: Prison of Horrors: Eastern State Penitentiary (2007)

Documentary, Mystery

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With its thick stone walls, thirty feet tall, Eastern State Penitentiary has dominated the landscape of Philadelphia for almost two hundred years. In this episode of "Mysterious Journeys" ... See full summary »

Director: Megan Peterson | Stars: Damien Colletti, David L. Goldstein, Evan Jonigkeit, Ralph Mullen

Votes: 18

29. TCM Underground (2006– )
Episode: Emma Mae/Penitentiary (2008)

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30. Most Haunted (2002– )
Episode: West Virginia State Penitentiary (2008)

44 min | Horror, Reality-TV

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In operation as a maximum-security prison up until 1995, the West Virginia Penitentiary has a gruesome past and supposedly some of its most violent inmates have hung around to terrorize ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Beattie | Stars: Yvette Fielding, Brian Shepherd, Ciarán O'Keeffe, Lesley Smith

31. Scariest Places on Earth (2000– )
Episode: Eastern State Penitentiary (2000)

TV-PG | Horror, Mystery, Reality-TV

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Director: Kathryn Douglas | Stars: Linda Blair, Zelda Rubinstein, Alan Robson

Votes: 6

32. Ghost Adventures (2008– )
Episode: Moundsville Penitentiary (2008)

TV-PG | 44 min | History, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.6
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The Ghost Adventures Crew investigate Moundsville Penitentary in Moundsville, West Virginia.

Directors: Zak Bagans, Nick Groff | Stars: Barbara Applegarth, Zak Bagans, John Brightman, Debby Constantino

Votes: 78

33. Lockup (2005– )
Episode: Inside Iowa State Penitentiary (2006)

Documentary, News

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34. Lockup (2005– )
Episode: Inside Kentucky State Penitentiary (2005)

Documentary, News

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35. Lockup (2005– )
Episode: Inside the Penitentiary of New Mexico (2005)

Documentary, News

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Star: Jason Hildebrandt

36. Ghost Hunters (2004– )
Episode: Essex County Penitentiary (2009)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

6.7
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Josh Gates from Destination Truth joins the TAPS team as they embark on their next ghost hunting adventure - this time, in the haunted Essex County Jail. Are there souls still imprisoned in... See full summary »

Stars: Amy Bruni, Josh Gates, Steve Gonsalves, Britt Griffith

Votes: 12

37. Ghost Adventures (2008– )
Episode: Eastern State Penitentiary (2009)

TV-PG | 43 min | History, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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Ghost Adventures visits one of the oldest standing prisons in the country.

Directors: Zak Bagans, Nick Groff | Stars: Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, Aaron Goodwin, Sean Kelley

Votes: 68

38. Ghost Hunters International (2008– )
Episode: Port Arthur Penitentiary (2010)

TV-PG | 44 min | Documentary

6.3
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GHI investigates the ruins of the Port Arthur Penal Colony in Tasmania, Australia. From 1830-1870, Port Arthur was the place they called "hell on earth," where the convicts of a past era lived and died.

Stars: Paul Bradford, Joe Chin, Robb Demarest, Barry Fitzgerald

Votes: 12

39. Ghost Adventures (2008– )
Episode: Old Idaho Penitentiary (2008)

TV-PG | 43 min | History, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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Ghost Adventures Crew investigate Idaho Pententiary in Boise, Idaho.

Directors: Zak Bagans, Nick Groff | Stars: Zak Bagans, Nick Groff, Aaron Goodwin, Alicia Mee

Votes: 76

40. Lost Buildings of Britain (2004– )
Episode: Millbank Penitentiary (2004)

Documentary

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41. Built to Shred (2008– )
Episode: Shred Penitentiary (2010)

TV-PG | 23 min | Sport

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Take a look at the life behind bars shred style; This is the first time that skateboarders ever broke into jail.

Director: Matt Solomon

42. Paranormal Challenge (2011– )
Episode: Eastern State Penitentiary (2011)

Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

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Stars: Zak Bagans, Peter Gargiulo, Sharon Dowling Hensen, Alexandra Holzer

43. Paranormal Challenge (2011– )
Episode: West Virginia Penitentiary (2011)

Documentary, Mystery, Reality-TV

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Stars: Zak Bagans, Alexandra Holzer, Jordan Murphy, David Scott

44. Haunted Encounters: Face to Face (2012– )
Episode: Eastern State Penitentiary (2012)

Reality-TV

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In this special episode, the Paranormal Syndicate gains unprecedented access into one of the world's most infamous "super haunts", The Eastern State Penitentiary. From torture, murder, ... See full summary »

Stars: Helmey Kramer, Daniel Hooven

45. Stranded (2013– )
Episode: West Virginia State Penitentiary (2013)

TV-PG | 43 min | Reality-TV

5.0
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Tyler, a former police officer, his sister Amber, and her husband Chris, drive from Southern Ohio to Moundsville, WV, where they lock themselves up in the notorious West Virginia State ... See full summary »

Votes: 13

46. Ghost Adventures (2008– )
Episode: Missouri State Penitentiary (2013)

TV-PG | 43 min | History, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.6
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Zak, Nick and Aaron investigate dark and ominous prison cells in Missouri.

Stars: Zak Bagans, Aaron Goodwin, Nick Groff, Billy Tolley

Votes: 45

47. When Ghosts Attack (2013– )
Episode: Eastern State Penitentiary (2013)

Documentary

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Star: Debbie Hartner

48. Sneak Previews (1975–1996)
Episode: Some Kind of Hero, Penitentiary 2, Out of the Blue, A Little Sex (1982)

Talk-Show

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Stars: Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert

49. Ghost Stories (2009– )
Episode: Moundsville Penitentiary (2009)

Documentary

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Star: Jay Thomas

50. Ghost Adventures: Aftershocks (2014– )
Episode: Stonehouse Brewery and Missouri State Penitentiary (2015)

TV-PG | 43 min | History, Reality-TV, Thriller

6.9
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Zak Bagans learns about the tragic suicide of a young man who was tormented by a blood demon at Stonehouse Brewery. A tour guide at the Missouri State Penitentiary confesses to Zak that her... See full summary »

Stars: Zak Bagans, David L. Peters

Votes: 14


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