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1.
Le Trou (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
In prison four long-sentence inmates planning an elaborate escape cautiously induct a new inmate to join in their scheme which leads to distrust and uncertainty. (132 mins.)
Director: Jacques Becker
“ Director Becker, who died just weeks after shooting on the film had wrapped, used mostly non-actors for the main roles in the film, including one man (Jean Keraudy) who was actually involved in the 1947 escape attempt, and who introduces the film ” - f_m67
 
2.
Papillon (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape. (151 mins.)
“ Awards

In 1974, the film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score (Jerry Goldsmith) and a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actor, Drama (Steve McQueen). ” - f_m67
 
3.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
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A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. (126 mins.)
“ Reception

Upon its initial release, Bosley Crowther wrote an NYT Critic's Pick review, saying "what elevates this brutal picture above the ruck of prison films and into the range of intelligent contemplation of the ironies of life is a sharp script by Donn Pearce and Frank R. Pierson, ruthlessly realistic and plausible staging and directing by a new man. Stuart Rosenberg, and splendid acting by Paul Newman and a totally unfaultable cast"; besides Newman, Crowther commended Kennedy's "powerfully obsessive" depiction of the "top-dog who handles things his way as effectively and finally as destructively as does the warden or the guards" and Jo Van Fleet, "who, in one scene, in which she comes to visit him propped up in the back of a truck, does as much to make us comprehend the background and the emotional hang-up of the loner as might have been done in the entire length of a good film." Variety magazine said the "versatile and competent cast maintains interest throughout rambling exposition to a downbeat climax."

The Toronto Star, in a 2007 home video review, said the film's anti-establishment message fit well with the mood of the 1960s.
All of the forty-four reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes, including six top critics, gave the film a positive review, citing a 100% 'Fresh' rating.
[edit] Awards and honors

Cool Hand Luke won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (George Kennedy), and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Paul Newman), Best Music, Original Music Score and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

In 2003, AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains rated Luke Jackson as the number 30 greatest hero in American Cinema, and four years later, AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies rated Cool Hand Luke number 71. Cool Hand Luke was included in the United States National Film Registry in 2005. Luke has also been ranked number 53 in Empire magazine's "The 100 Greatest Movie Characters". ” - f_m67
 
4.
The Great Escape (1963)
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Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. (172 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
5.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
6.
The Valachi Papers (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura),... (110 mins.)
Director: Terence Young
“ The film departed from the true story of Joseph Valachi, as recounted in the Peter Maas book, in a number of ways. Though using real names and depicting real events, the movie also contained numerous events that were fictionalized. Among them was the castration scene and the "I can only kill the living" Maranzano comment, which was widely ridiculed by critics. ” - f_m67
 
7.
Midnight Express (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison. (121 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
8.
Murder in the First (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
An eager and idealistic young attorney defends an Alcatraz prisoner accused of murdering a fellow inmate. The extenuating circumstances: his client had just spent over three years in solitary confinement. (122 mins.)
Director: Marc Rocco
“ Historical reality

The film makes numerous changes to the actual story. The real Henri Young was not convicted of stealing $5 to save his sister from destitution. He had been a hardened bank robber who had taken a hostage on at least one occasion and had committed a murder in 1933. Young was also no stranger to the penal system. Before being incarcerated at Alcatraz in 1936, he had already served time in two State prisons in Montana and Washington. In 1935, he spent his first year in federal correctional facilities at McNeil Island, Washington, before being transferred to Alcatraz. ” - f_m67
 
9.
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from the most infamous prisons in the world. (112 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
“ one of the best movies about escape from prison
my rate 9/10 ” - f_m67
 
10.
Lock Up (1989)
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With only 6 months left of his prison sentence inmate Frank Leone is transferred from minimum security to maximum security by a vindictive warden. (109 mins.)
Director: John Flynn
 
11.
Felon (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system. (104 mins.)
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
 
12.
Undisputed (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
When heavyweight champion George 'Iceman' Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ. (94 mins.)
Director: Walter Hill
 
13.
Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Sequel to the 2002 film. This time, Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers is sent to a Russian Jail on trumped-up drug charges. (98 mins.)
 
14.
Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010)
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Boyka is back. This time he is fighting in the first ever inter-prison tournament with one knee. (96 mins.)
 
15.
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal. (109 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
16.
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert. (147 mins.)
 
17.
Dead Man Walking (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families. (122 mins.)
Director: Tim Robbins
 
18.
The Green Mile (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift. (189 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
19.
In Hell (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the wardens' entertainment. (98 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
“ i like jcvd so i like this
my rate 6/10 ” - f_m67
 
20.
Death Warrant (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors... (89 mins.)
Director: Deran Sarafian
“ one of the best jcvd movies my rate 6/10 ” - f_m67
 
21.
Cell 211 (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal. (113 mins.)
Director: Daniel Monzón
 
22.
Bloodsport 2 (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
After thief Alex Cardo gets caught while stealing an ancient katana in East Asia, he soon finds himself imprisoned and beaten up by the crowd there... (90 mins.)
Director: Alan Mehrez
 
23.
American History X (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
24.
The Big Bird Cage (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Grier and Haig are thieving mercenaries who engineer a prison break from the outside. (88 mins.)
Director: Jack Hill
 
25.
Bronson (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson. (92 mins.)
 
26.
Caged Heat (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A girl is caught in a drug bust and sent to the hoosegow. The iron-handed superintendent takes exception... (83 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
27.
A Man Escaped (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Captured French Resistance fighter Andre Devigny awaits a certain death sentence for espionage in a stark Nazi prison... (99 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
28.
Brubaker (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The new warden of a small prison farm in Arkansas tries to clean it up of corruption after initially posing as an inmate. (131 mins.)
 
29.
Mean Machine (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A soccer star jailed for assault leads a group of inmates in a match against prison guards. (99 mins.)
Director: Barry Skolnick
 
30.
Men of San Quentin (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A crooked deputy warden at San Quentin Penitentiary tries to frame a sergeant of the guards, Jack Holden... (80 mins.)
 
31.
Mrs. Soffel (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Peter Soffel is the stuffy warden of a remote American prison around the turn of the century. His wife... (110 mins.)
 
32.
Mutiny in the Big House (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
A young man forges a check in order to help his mother, but is caught and sentenced to 14 years in prison... (83 mins.)
Director: William Nigh
 
33.
Against the Wall (1994 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Based on the true story of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971. (111 mins.)
 
34.
Prison on Fire (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Inside a Chinese prison two inmates form a friendship and face the difficulty of life on the inside. (98 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
35.
Prison on Fire II (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Ching is a prisoner in a Honk Kong jail that has a large population of Mainland Chinese prisoners. Ching escapes to see his young son... (109 mins.)
Director: Ringo Lam
 
36.
Fortress (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control... (95 mins.)
Director: Stuart Gordon
 
37.
No Escape (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A soldier convicted for murdering his commanding officer is dumped and left to die on a prison island inhabited by two camps of convicts. (118 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
 
38.
Ring of Death (2008 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
(82 mins.)
Director: Bradford May
 
39.
The Hurricane (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence. (146 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
40.
The Rock (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A mild-mannered chemist and an ex-con must lead the counterstrike when a rogue group of military men, led by a renegade general, threaten a nerve gas attack from Alcatraz against San Francisco. (136 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
41.
Half Past Dead (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
This movie tells the story of a man who goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold. (98 mins.)
 
42.
Instinct (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
When a noted anthropologist who left society to live in the jungle is imprisoned for murder, it's up to a young psychiatrist to get through to him. (126 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
 
43.
Half Past Dead 2 (2007 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Former WWE & WCW World Champion Bill Goldberg and hip-hop group Tha Dog Pound's Ricardo "Kurupt" Brown push life to the limit in this explosive sequel to the 2002 hit movie Half Past Dead. (92 mins.)
Director: Art Camacho
“ very bad my rating 2/10 ” - f_m67
 
44.
The Last Castle (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A court-martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the corrupt system that put him away. (131 mins.)
Director: Rod Lurie
 
45.
The Longest Yard (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards. (121 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
46.
The Longest Yard (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Prison inmates form a football team to challenge the prison guards. (113 mins.)
Director: Peter Segal
 
47.
Island of Fire (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A cop goes undercover to infiltrate a deadly prison where a team of mercernaries is being assembled. (125 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Full
 
48.
Big Stan (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A weak con man panics when he learns he's going to prison for fraud. He hires a mysterious martial arts guru who helps transform him into a martial arts expert who can fight off inmates who want to hurt or love him. (105 mins.)
Director: Rob Schneider
 
49.
Animal (2005 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
When the violent gangster James "Animal" Allen is arrested and sent to prison, his teenage son Darius is left with his mother... (93 mins.)
Director: David J. Burke
 
50.
Animal 2 (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Years after being shot by his eldest son Darius and taking the fall for his crimes, former gangster... (93 mins.)
Director: Ryan Combs
“ my rating 3/10 ” - f_m67
 
51.
In the Name of the Father (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them. (133 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
52.
Death Race (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory. (105 mins.)
 
53.
Death Race 2 (2010 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film. (100 mins.)
Director: Roel Reiné
 
54.
Shadow: Dead Riot (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Evil voodoo-practicing serial killer Shadow gets executed for murdering pregnant women. Twenty years... (81 mins.)
Director: Derek Wan
 
55.
Caged Fury (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Discontent leads to a daring escape plan in a women's prison where the inmates are all lingerie clad... (95 mins.)
Director: Bill Milling
 
56.
Caged Fear (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
After a jewelry theft Tommy Lane can hardly free. His girlfriend Kristen has less luck and is arrested... (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Houston
 
57.
Lockdown (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Avery (Jones) returns to college as a competitive swimmer after getting his life back on track. But his life takes another unexpected turn when he and his two friends (Bonds, Casseus) are wrongly accused of murder and end up in prison. (105 mins.)
Director: John Luessenhop
 
58.
Women in Fury (1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
The young, pretty and shy Angela Duvall is jailed for murder in a Brazilian prison. Whilst there she is brutally "initiated" by the other inmates... (102 mins.)
 
59.
Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts "medical experiments". Ilsa's goal is to prove that women can withstand more pain and suffering than men and therefore should be allowed to fight on the front lines. (96 mins.)
Director: Don Edmonds
 
60.
Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Finding a new employer, and looking not a day older since the end of World War II, Ilsa works for an... (85 mins.)
Director: Don Edmonds
 
61.
Caged (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A naive nineteen year old widow becomes coarsened and cynical when she is sent to a woman's prison and is exposed to hardened criminals and sadistic guards. (96 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
62.
Women's Prison (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Life at a 1950s women's maximum security prison where the warden and the guards are as brutal as the inmates. (80 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
 
63.
A Prophet (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin. (155 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
64.
Bangkok Hilton (1989 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand... (270 mins.)
 
65.
Last Light (1993 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Movie about a killer who is waiting on death row, and finds an unlikely friend in a prison guard. (104 mins.)
 
66.
Each Dawn I Die (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A corrupt D.A. with gubernatorial ambitions is annoyed by an investigative reporter's criticism of his criminal activities and decides to frame the reporter for manslaughter in order to silence him. (92 mins.)
 
67.
Curse of Alcatraz (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
A terrifying horror within the walls of the infamous Alcatraz Prison. The last film ever shot on The Rock! (100 mins.)
Director: Daniel Zirilli
 
68.
Prison of Secrets (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Lynn Schaffer is willfully irresponsible once too often, gets fired and refuses a plea-bargain with her employer... (92 mins.)
Director: Fred Gerber
 
69.
Fortress 2 (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
7 years after the original Fortress movie, Brennick along with the rebels are captured and sent to a new, more sophisticated fortress prison, in outer space. (92 mins.)
Director: Geoff Murphy
 
70.
The Escapist (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict fourteen years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill... (102 mins.)
Director: Rupert Wyatt
 
71.
Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young man with superhuman strength is incarcerated at a prison run by corrupt officials and seeks to use his martial arts to clean up the system. (91 mins.)
Director: Simon Nam
 
72.
Bad Boys (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Chicago crime kid Mick O'Brien is sent to reform school after accidentally killing Paco Moreno's kid brother. (123 mins.)
Director: Rick Rosenthal
“ Critical reception

Bad Boys garnered generally positive reviews; review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes currently holds an 87% "Fresh" rating based on 15 reviews from top critics. David Denby of The New Yorker magazine argued, "Bad Boys is never less than tense and exciting, but it's coarse and grisly, an essentially demagogic piece of work".

In his original review, Roger Ebert praised the direction and cinematography in particular and wrote, "The direction, by Richard Rosenthal, is sure-footed, confident and fluid; we are in the hands of a fine director". In her review for The New York Times, Janet Maslin wrote, "Sean Penn's performance is the chief thing that separates Bad Boys from mere exploitation". Perry Seibert of All Media Guide said "Bad Boys proves that great performances can overcome routine story lines." ” - f_m67
 
73.
The Escapist (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
The skilled pilot Denis Hopkins lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle... (88 mins.)
 
74.
Interrogation (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Tonia goes out drinking. She wakes up in prison, not having a clue why she's there. She is tortured to encourage her to confess to a crime she is not aware of. (118 mins.)
 
75.
Brokedown Palace (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Two women are arrested for smuggling while vacationing in Thailand. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Kaplan
 
76.
Girls in Prison (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Anne Carson, meeting the seamy side of prison life, finds that everyone thinks she knows where un-recovered bank loot is. (87 mins.)
Director: Edward L. Cahn
 
77.
Violenza in un carcere femminile (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Emanuelle goes undercover into a prison to expose the corrupted officials who are brutalizing the inmates... (90 mins.)
Director: Vincent Dawn
 
78.
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners. (87 mins.)
Director: Shun'ya Itô
 
79.
Short Eyes (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A child molester sent to prison finds that criminals exact harsher justice than society. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert M. Young
 
80.
The Experiment (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence. (120 mins.)
 
81.
The Experiment (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control. (96 mins.)
 
82.
Escape from Sobibor (1987 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in... (143 mins.)
Director: Jack Gold
 
83.
Stalag 17 (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer. (120 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
84.
Rescue Dawn (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War. (120 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
85.
13 Dead Men (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.9/10 X  
Set in a prison, a death row inmate has a secret and the warden will go to any lengths to get it. Things dont go as planned as you would expect... (85 mins.)
Director: Art Camacho
 
86.
Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Somewhat fact-based story of the lives and attempted 1962 escape of several inmates in the famous correctional facility... (196 mins.)
Director: Paul Krasny
 
87.
Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Producer Walter Wanger, who had just been released from a prison term after shooting a man he believed was having an affair with his wife... (80 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
 
88.
Women in Cell Block 7 (1973)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A woman goes behind bars in order to save her father's life. (100 mins.)
 
89.
Prisoner (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A Hollywood director is taken prisoner while scouting a remote prison. (95 mins.)
 
90.
Death Row (2007 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
As eight convicts serve their sentences in a work-release program at a creepy;abandoned prison;an unknown killer stalks them in the darkness... (85 mins.)
 
91.
McVicar (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
'John McVicar' was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain's "Public Enemy No... (112 mins.)
Director: Tom Clegg
 
92.
Stir (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Filmed in the Clare Valley, Gladstone and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, this prison movie was inspired by the true life prison riot at Bathurst Jail in 1974 and its subsequent Royal Commission into New South Wales Prisons. (101 mins.)
Director: Stephen Wallace
 
93.
Dead Men Walking (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
After killing four persons in his home with a shotgun, Dee Travis claims that he had accidentally ingested... (82 mins.)
Director: Peter Mervis
 
94.
Brute Force (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard. (98 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
95.
The Big House (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences. (87 mins.)
Director: George Hill
 
96.
Boys' Reformatory (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A tough street kid takes the rap for a burglary committed by the son of his foster family and is sent to a boys reformatory, where the inmates are under the thumb of corrupt guards and a brutal prison doctor. (62 mins.)
 
97.
Dog Pound (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Three juvenile delinquents are sentenced to a correctional facility where they encounter gang violence, death, and harassment from staff and other inmates. (91 mins.)
Director: Kim Chapiron
 
98.
Bloodsport: The Dark Kumite (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
Agent John Keller goes undercover into the tough prison known as Fuego Penal to find out about the corpses of prisoners disappearing without a trace... (100 mins.)
Director: Elvis Restaino
 
99.
The Circuit 2: The Final Punch (2002 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Prisoners are dying at the Ogden Correctional Institution, a prison where a corrupt Warden has taken justice and business into his own hands... (90 mins.)
Director: Jalal Merhi
 
100.
Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp... (120 mins.)
Director: Robert M. Young