Best Prison Movies

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1
The Shawshank Redemption
Fairytale escape saga. Wonderfully produced with deserved, broad appeal. And the narration!

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

2Undisputed II - Last Man Standing

3Lock 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.

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4Midnight Express
The film that made allusions to ending up in a Turkish prison so much more evocative than, say, a Swiss prison.

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5Escape From Alcatraz
Faithful - or so it seems - account of the famous 1962 escape bid that just might have succeeded.

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6Undisputed III: Redemption
Fight film in which the bad guy in Undisputed II becomes the sentimental favourite in this one.

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7A Prophet

8Cell 211

9American History X
Powerful film that tackles racism and hatred head on.

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10Elite Squad

The Contenders

11Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

12Dead Man Walking
A committed nun fulfills her Christian duty by visiting a young, most unlovable murderer on death row.

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13Chopper

14Bronson

15Carandiru

16Stone
Questions about sin, morality and possible redemption in a taut prison drama.
Starring Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich and Robert De Niro

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17Papillon

18Against the Wall
The 1971 Attica riot from the perspective of a new prison guard.

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19The Green Mile

20Alien 3
Sigourney Weaver's space pod crashes on a remote prison planet. Let the mayhem begin.

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21Cool Hand Luke

22Blood In, Blood Out

23My Cousin Vinny

24The Life of David Gale
One of the most controversial films on the list. Stars Kevin Spacey and Kate Winslet.

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25Pusher

26Stalag 17
A Billy Wilder film with William Holden as a prisoner in a WWII German POW camp. Inspired the hit television series, Hogan's Heroes (1965)

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27Chicago

28Paradise Lost - The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
No fiction writer would dare make an attempt at presenting such an unbelievable story of inept police work and plot implausibility.

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29Birdman of Alcatraz

30The Mannsfield 12

31Escape Plan

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