Best Prison Movies

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The Top Ten

1 The Shawshank Redemption The Shawshank Redemption

Fairytale escape saga. Wonderfully produced with deserved, broad appeal. And the narration! - Alexandr

Best movie I've seen nothing is more powerful and inspirational made me look at things differently thoughout the years

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2 A Prophet A Prophet
3 Cell 211 Cell 211
4 Undisputed II - Last Man Standing Undisputed II - Last Man Standing
5 Elite Squad Elite Squad
6 Elite Squad: The Enemy Within Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
7 Lock Up Lock Up

Brilliant drama with Sylvester Stallone. The story is gritty and involving, and the best scene is Sizemore's last bid for Stallone's friendship. Watch it and you'll know what I mean. - Alexandr

8 Chopper Chopper
9 Escape From Alcatraz Escape From Alcatraz

Faithful - or so it seems - account of the famous 1962 escape bid that just might have succeeded. - Alexandr

10 Undisputed III: Redemption Undisputed III: Redemption

Fight film in which the bad guy in Undisputed II becomes the sentimental favourite in this one. - Alexandr

The Contenders

11 Bronson Bronson
12 Midnight Express Midnight Express

The film that made allusions to ending up in a Turkish prison so much more evocative than, say, a Swiss prison. - Alexandr

13 Carandiru Carandiru
14 American History X American History X

Powerful film that tackles racism and hatred head on. - Alexandr

15 Papillon Papillon
16 The Green Mile The Green Mile V 1 Comment
17 Dead Man Walking Dead Man Walking

A committed nun fulfills her Christian duty by visiting a young, most unlovable murderer on death row. - Alexandr

18 Blood In, Blood Out Blood In, Blood Out
19 Stone Stone

Questions about sin, morality and possible redemption in a taut prison drama.
Starring Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich and Robert De Niro - Alexandr

20 Against the Wall Against the Wall V 1 Comment
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1. A Prophet
2. Cell 211
3. Elite Squad
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1. Undisputed II - Last Man Standing
2. Lock Up
3. The Shawshank Redemption
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