Stage 32 Glossary

prison film

Prison films are a very popular subgenre with the film's plot usually set within the walls of an institutional prison. Themes of prison films involve imprisonment and/or escape, the effects on the characters involved and interactions between officers and inmates, and issues of justice/injustice. The prison flick sub-genre can be found in any major genre (animated, drama, comedy, musical, science fiction, sexploitation, etc.).