Best Prison Movies


The Top Ten

1 The Shawshank Redemption

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

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

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

Best MOIVIE ever

2 A Prophet
3 Cell 211
4 Elite Squad
5 Undisputed II - Last Man Standing
6 Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
7 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
9 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

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

The Contenders

11 Bronson
12 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
14 American History X

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

15 Papillon
16 The Green Mile V 1 Comment
17 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
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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List StatsUpdated 24 Jul 2017

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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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