Best Prison Movies


The Top Ten

1 The Shawshank Redemption

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

One of the best Movies of all time, and definitely the best prison break movie of all time

(Spoiler alert! ) I loved seeing the Warden get arrested at the end!

Best MOIVIE ever

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2 Cell 211
3 A Prophet
4 Elite Squad
5 Undisputed II - Last Man Standing
6 Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
7 Chopper
8 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

9 Bronson
10 Escape From Alcatraz

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

The Contenders

11 Undisputed III: Redemption

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

12 Carandiru
13 Midnight Express

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

14 American History X

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

15 Papillon
16 Dead Man Walking

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

17 The Green Mile V 1 Comment
18 Blood In, Blood Out
19 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 V 1 Comment
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Top Remixes

1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Cell 211
3. The Green Mile
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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