The Best Women-in-Prison Movies of All Time

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Brokedown Palace

1999    Jonathan Kaplan    Rated PG13

Drama    Melodrama    Prison Film

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Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion

1972    Shunya Ito    Not Rated

Based-on-Comics    Based-on-Manga    Crime

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Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS

1975    Don Edmonds    Not Rated

Exploitation Film    Horror    Period Film

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Chained Heat

1983    Paul Nicholas    Rated R

Crime    Exploitation Film    Prison Film

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Caged Heat

1974    Jonathan Demme    Rated R

Action    Crime    Drama

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Ladies They Talk About

1933    Howard Bretherton    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Crime    Crime Drama

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Caged

1950    John Cromwell    Not Rated

Drama    Prison Film    Psychological Drama

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The Big Bird Cage

1972    Jack Hill    Rated R

Action    Crime    Prison Film

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Black Mama, White Mama

1973    Eddie Romero    Rated R

Action    Blaxploitation    Prison Film

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The Big Doll House

1971    Jack Hill    Rated R

Action    Crime    Prison Film

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Female Convict Scorpion Jailhouse 41

1972    Shunya Ito    Not Rated

Based-on-Comics    Based-on-Manga    Crime

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Bare Behind Bars

1980    Oswaldo de Oliveira    Not Rated

Exploitation Film    Prison Film    Softcore Sex Film

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Jackson County Jail

1976    Michael Miller    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Girls in Chains

1943    Edgar G. Ulmer    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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So Young So Bad

1950    Bernard Vorhaus    Not Rated

Drama    Juvenile Delinquency Film    Prison Film

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House of Whipcord

1974    Pete Walker    Rated R

Exploitation Film    Horror    Prison Film

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Ilsa, the Wicked Warden

1977    Jesús Franco    Not Rated

Exploitation Film    Prison Film    Softcore Sex Film

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Girls of the Big House

1945    George Archainbaud    Not Rated

Drama    Prison Film    Women-in-Prison

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Terminal Island

1973    Stephanie Rothman    Rated R

Action    Drama    Prison Film

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