Prison Dramas I've Reviewed

I thought this would be an interesting category. Here's a list of prison movies I've watched and reviewed on the IMDb. It's presented in IMDb ranking order.
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1.
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
“ I'm a convicted murderer who provides sound financial planning. ” - classicsoncall
 
2.
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
“ I couldn't help it boss, I tried to take it back but it was too late. ” - classicsoncall
 
3.
The Great Escape (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. (172 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
“ Give up your hopeless attempt to escape. ” - classicsoncall
 
4.
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A man refuses to conform to life in a rural prison. (126 mins.)
“ Yeah, well, sometimes nothing means a real cool hand. ” - classicsoncall
 
5.
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him. (92 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
“ I'll be a model prisoner if it kills me. ” - classicsoncall
 
6.
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.)
“ I guess you're a lifer pal, just like me." ” - classicsoncall
 
7.
Caged (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 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
“ Pile out you tramps! It's the end of the line! ” - classicsoncall
 
8.
The Defiant Ones (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture. (96 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kramer
“ Looks like you two boys are in for trouble. ” - classicsoncall
 
9.
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
“ But what is there to do but survive? ” - classicsoncall
 
10.
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A police sergeant and an unlikely band of criminals defend a closing LA precinct office on New Years Eve against an army of gang members. (91 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
“ Anybody got a smoke? ” - classicsoncall
 
11.
Each Dawn I Die (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A corrupt D.A. with governatorial 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.)
“ Learnin' kind of fast, ain't ya mug? ” - classicsoncall
 
12.
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.)
“ You want more from me you'll have to earn it. ” - classicsoncall
 
13.
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
“ Young people can learn a great deal from a skillfully played football game. ” - classicsoncall
 
14.
The Mayor of Hell (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Five members of a teen-age gang, including leader Jimmy Smith, are sent to the State Reformatory, presided... (90 mins.)
Director: Archie Mayo
“ Excuse me boss, I ain't no lawyer, I can't talk without thinking. ” - classicsoncall
 
15.
Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Fed up with the inhumane prison living conditions, a general prison riot breaks out, leading to hostage-taking, a stand-off with the guards and eventual negotiations with the prison administration officials. (80 mins.)
Director: Don Siegel
“ Let me at the screws! ” - classicsoncall
 
16.
Crime School (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A gang of underprivileged teenagers are sentenced to serve two years in a reform school after almost killing a criminal fence who attacked them. (85 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
“ It don't take no brain to get burned. ” - classicsoncall
 
17.
Invisible Stripes (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An ex-con who wants to go straight has difficulties trying to reintegrate into society while on parole. (81 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ You think changin' your uniform means anything, you'll still be wearin' stripes. You may not be able to see 'em, but they'll be there alright. ” - classicsoncall
 
18.
Prison Break (1938)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Joaquin Shannon arrives home from a cruise on his fishing boat. His first mate, Charles Nelson, is to marry Shannon's sister the next day... (72 mins.)
Director: Arthur Lubin
“ You may be a big shot to some o' these guys, but to me you're just a cheap crook. ” - classicsoncall
 
19.
San Quentin (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
An army trainer becomes captain of the prison yard and in time, falls for the sister of a hardened inmate. (70 mins.)
Director: Lloyd Bacon
“ Well Jamieson, there's your new Army. ” - classicsoncall
 
20.
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
“ Make trouble, you get trouble... ” - classicsoncall
 
21.
Cell 2455, Death Row (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Whit, condemned and awaiting execution, reviews the events of his life that has brought him to Cell 2455 on San Quentin's Death Row... (77 mins.)
Director: Fred F. Sears
“ Warden, why do they have to kill me? ” - classicsoncall
 
22.
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
“ It's an honor to be locked up here, Sir. ” - classicsoncall
 
23.
Parole Girl (1933)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A young woman released on parole vows to ruin the life of the man who insisted on sending her to jail. (67 mins.)
Director: Edward F. Cline
“ You're working a clever racket girly, but you got caught. ” - classicsoncall
 
24.
Up the River (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
When paroled trustee Steve and former inmate Judy who try to put their criminal lives behind them are blackmailed, two career criminals come to their rescue. (92 mins.)
Director: John Ford
“ Remember who you're playin' with, a bunch o' crooks. ” - classicsoncall
 
25.
Riot (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A riot in a state prison is staged to cover up an escape attempt, during which many inmates and guards are killed. Shot on location at Arizona State Prison. (96 mins.)
Director: Buzz Kulik
“ We're going to elevate the mood of the entire population... ” - classicsoncall
 
26.
Penitentiary (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed... (99 mins.)
Director: Jamaa Fanaka
“ If you don't handle the fools, they handle you. ” - classicsoncall
 
27.
The Steel Jungle (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A power struggle emerges among convicts condemned to prison life. (86 mins.)
Director: Walter Doniger
“ That killer is as cute as a bug in a rug. ” - classicsoncall
 
28.
20,000 Cheers for the Chain Gang (1933 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Four convicts escape from a chain gang. Shortly thereafter, changes are made at the prison, because... (20 mins.)
Director: Roy Mack
“ Hey fellas, lets' escape! ” - classicsoncall