Imprisonment and Jailhouses in Movies

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1.
Tangier (2006)
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In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking... (105 mins.)
 
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Brubaker (1980)
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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.)
 
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Dog Pound (2010)
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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
 
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Midnight Express (1978)
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Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison. (121 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
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Kanak Attack (2000)
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(86 mins.)
Director: Lars Becker
 
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A Prophet (2009)
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A young Arab man is sent to a French prison. (155 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
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The Green Mile (1999)
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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
 
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Stoic (2009)
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A heated game of poker causes three men incarcerated for nonviolent offenses to brutalize their cellmate before taking drastic measures in order to cover up their crime. (91 mins.)
Director: Uwe Boll
 
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Papillon (1973)
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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.)
 
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Prison (1987)
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The spirit of a long-dead prisoner returns for revenge, haunting the prison's new governor. (102 mins.)
Director: Renny Harlin
 
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Shocker (1989)
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After being sent to the electric chair, a serial killer uses electricity to come back from the dead and carry out his vengeance on the football player who turned him in to the police. (109 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
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Captivity (2007)
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A man and a woman awaken to find themselves trapped in a cellar. As their kidnapper drives them mad, the truth about their horrific abduction is revealed. (96 mins.)
Director: Roland Joffé
 
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Caged (2010)
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A group of medical aid workers in Kosovo is kidnapped by a non Slavic gang of organ traffickers. (84 mins.)
Director: Yann Gozlan
 
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Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
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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 one of the most infamous prisons in the world. (112 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
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A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert. (147 mins.)
 
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Conviction (2010)
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A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders. (107 mins.)
Director: Tony Goldwyn
 
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Breathing Room (2008)
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Thrown naked into a desolate room with thirteen strangers, Tonya discovers that she is the final contestant in a deadly game... (89 mins.)
 
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Hunger (2009)
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Hunger is a dark exploration into the breakdown of humanity. How far would you go to survive in the most extreme of circumstances... (101 mins.)
Director: Steven Hentges
 
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House of 9 (2005)
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Nine strangers, with no apparent connection between them are abducted: drugged, kidnapped and sealed in a house together. (86 mins.)
 
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Wedlock (1991)
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A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner. (101 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
 
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Fortress (1992)
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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
 
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Life (1999)
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The story of wrongfully convicted men (Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence) who discover the value of life after serving 65 years in prison. (108 mins.)
Director: Ted Demme
 
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The Killing Room (2009)
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Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program. (93 mins.)
 
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The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
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A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. (131 mins.)
Director: Kevin Reynolds
 
26.
The Count of Monte Cristo (1998 Mini-Series)
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The Classic tale from Alexandre Dumas. Edmond Dantes is unjustly sent to prison for 18 years. He escapes to reclaim his fiancée Mercedes and revenge against his nemesis, Mondego. (400 mins.)
Director: Josée Dayan
 
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The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975 TV Movie)
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A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge. (119 mins.)
Director: David Greene
 
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
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A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients. (133 mins.)
Director: Milos Forman
 
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Territories (2010)
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Five friends return home from a marriage in Canada to the United States. Not far from the border, two customs officers stop them to check their identity. (91 mins.)
Director: Olivier Abbou
 
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King of Devil's Island (2010)
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Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom? (116 mins.)
Director: Marius Holst