Best Prison Movies


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1The 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

2A Prophet
3Cell 211
4Undisputed II - Last Man Standing
5Elite Squad
6Lock 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

7Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
8Undisputed III: Redemption

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

10Escape From Alcatraz

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

The Contenders

11Midnight Express

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

13American History X

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

16Dead Man Walking

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

17Blood In, Blood Out
18The Green Mile

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

20Against the Wall

The 1971 Attica riot from the perspective of a new prison guard. - Alexandr

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Top Remixes

1. A Prophet
2. Cell 211
3. Elite Squad
1. Undisputed II - Last Man Standing
2. Lock Up
3. The Shawshank Redemption



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