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1.
American Me (1992)
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A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle. (125 mins.)
 
2.
Bronson (2008)
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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.)
 
3.
Cell 211 (2009)
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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
 
4.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
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A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. (126 mins.)
 
5.
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
 
6.
Felon (2008)
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A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system. (104 mins.)
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
 
7.
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
 
8.
Scum (1979)
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Uncompromising story of life in a Borstal prison, a British juvenile offender institution in the 70's (98 mins.)
Director: Alan Clarke
 
9.
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
 
10.
Bangkok Hilton (1989 Mini-Series)
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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.)
 
11.
Against the Wall (1994 TV Movie)
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Based on the true story of the Attica Prison uprising of 1971. (111 mins.)
“ 19-03-12
An intense playing Clarence William III together with "goodguy" Samuel L Jackson. Movie captures the sinister atmosphere in Attaca during the uprise in the 70's. One of the better prison movies, although the side story with father and wife of Michael laks depth. ” - klontenkoker
 
12.
Carandiru (2003)
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Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo... (145 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
13.
Monster (2003)
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Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. (109 mins.)
Director: Patty Jenkins
 
14.
Interrogation (1982)
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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.)
“ 10-03-12
An impressive movie of a woman taken prison for assumed involvement in anti-state activities. No big torture scenes, but the cold machinelike way of treating unwanted subjects in commnist times. ” - klontenkoker
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
Down by Law (1986)
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Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie. (107 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
17.
The United States of Leland (2003)
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A young man's experience in a juvenile detention center that touches on the tumultuous changes that befall his family and the community in which he lives. (108 mins.)
 
18.
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
“ 05-07-12
Realistic view on days life in a youth correctionl institute. ” - klontenkoker
 
19.
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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Brute Force (1947)
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At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard. (98 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
 
21.
Bless You, Prison (2002)
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Based on Nicole Valery-Grossu's European best seller autobiographic novel "Bless you, prison", the film is a true story... (90 mins.)
 
22.
The Escapist (2008)
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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
 
23.
Short Eyes (1977)
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A child molester sent to prison finds that criminals exact harsher justice than society. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert M. Young
 
24.
Le Trou (1960)
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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
 
25.
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
 
26.
Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (1988)
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Prison gangs clash in a high-tech security jail where there are no rules. (93 mins.)
Director: John Hillcoat
 
27.
Starred Up (2013)
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Eric Love is a 19 year old teenager who is so violent he has been 'Starred Up' (Moved to Adult prison)... (106 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie