Most Popular "Chain Gang" Titles
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1. Django Unchained (2012)
R | 165 min | Western
With the help of a German bounty hunter, a freed slave sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
2. There Will Be Blood (2007)
R | 158 min | Drama
A story of family, religion, hatred, oil and madness, focusing on a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business.
4. O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
PG-13 | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them.
6. The Defiant Ones (1958)
Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two escaped convicts chained together, white and black, must learn to get along in order to elude capture.
7. Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead (2009 Video)
Unrated | 92 min | Horror
When the transfer bus crashes somewhere in West Virginia forest, a group of convicts and a corrections officer meet a rafter while on the run from cannibalistic hillbilly freaks.
8. 48 Hrs. (1982)
R | 96 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.
9. Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The Man of Steel crusades for nuclear disarmament and meets Lex Luthor's latest creation, Nuclear Man.
12. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
Not Rated | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A director of escapist films goes on the road as a hobo to learn about Life...which gives him a rude awakening.
13. Boxcar Bertha (1972)
R | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
During the depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad.
14. Happy, Texas (1999)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Two escaped convicts arrive in the town of Happy, Texas, where they are mistaken for a gay couple who is to host the town's Little Miss Fresh Squeezed beauty pageant. Enjoying the celebrity... See full summary »
16. Fatherland (1994 TV Movie)
106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Fictional historical account of what might have happened if Adolf Hitler had won the Second World War. Germany has corralled all European countries into a single state called Germania, and ... See full summary »
17. The Shadow Riders (1982 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Romance, Western
Tom Selleck (TV's Magnum P.I.) and Sam Elliot (Tombstone) star as brothers who battled on opposing sides of the Civil War only to return home to discover that their family, including a ... See full summary »
18. One More Train to Rob (1971)
GP | 108 min | Western
Harker Flet and compatriots Timothy X. Nolan and Katy, along with three other men, steal $40,000 in money and jewelry from a California train in the gold-mining country of the 1880's. The ... See full summary »
19. Bikini Chain Gang (2005 Video)
80 min | Comedy
Jessie, a waitress in a sleazy bar, is framed for robbing the place and gets a five-year stretch in prison. The prison is run by a corrupt warden and a butch-lesbian head guard, and the ... See full summary »
20. Route 666 (2001)
R | 86 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
Smith, a mob informer hiding out with the Witness Protection Program, decides to make a break for it and hide out in the Arizona desert. The Feds catch up with him and rescue him just ... See full summary »
21. Carbine Williams (1952)
Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
This is the story of David Marshall 'Marsh' Williams, the real life inventor of the world famous M-1 Carbine automatic rifle used in WWII. It all started when Marsh, who was one to do ... See full summary »
22. Hell's Highway (1932)
Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama
Chain gang prisoners forced to construct a "liberty highway" for their overseer chasten under his brutal stewardship, causing Duke Ellis to mastermind a mass riot.
23. Black Cat Run (1998 TV Movie)
R | 90 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A gas-station attendant chases escaped convicts who have abducted his girlfriend, and is blamed for her father's murder.
24. Convicts (1991)
93 min | Drama
In 1902 Texas, 13-year-old Horace goes to work on old Soll's farm to earn enough money to buy a headstone for his father's grave. Unfortunately for Horace, Soll's senility, ill health, and ... See full summary »
25. Hallelujah (1929)
Passed | 109 min | Drama, Musical
In a juke joint, sharecropper Zeke falls for a beautiful dancer, Chick, but she's only setting him up for a rigged craps game. He loses $100, the money he got for the sale of his family's ... See full summary »
26. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
Not Rated | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.
27. Sing Your Song (2011)
Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. This film unearths his significant contribution to and his leadership in the civil rights movement in America and to social justice globally.
28. Judge Priest (1934)
Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Judge Priest, a proud Confederate veteran, uses common sense and considerable humanity to dispense justice in a small town in the Post-Bellum Kentucky.
29. Cellmates (2011)
85 min | Comedy, Drama
Leroy Lowe, grand dragon of the Texas Ku Klux Klan confronts everything he's been taught to hate when he's sentenced to three years of hard labor on a prison work farm, where Warden ... See full summary »
30. Two for Texas (1998 TV Movie)
96 min | Crime, Western
In 1836, two prisoners escape from a Louisiana chain gang run by a vicious strong boss. In the process of the escape, the strong boss is killed which sets his brother, the ex-warden on a ... See full summary »
31. Cut-Throats Nine (1972)
R | 90 min | Crime, Thriller, Western
A wagon load of convicts on their way to prison is being escorted through the mountains by a cavalry troop. They are attacked by a bandit gang, and only a sergeant, his beautiful young ... See full summary »
33. The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
A tangled triangle. In the rural South of the early 20th century, Miss Amelia is the town eccentric, selling corn liquor and dispensing medicine. She takes in her half-sister's son, a ... See full summary »
34. The Buccaneer (1938)
Approved | 126 min | Adventure, History
Semi-fictional account of pirate Jean Lafitte's involvement in the War of 1812.
35. The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987 TV Movie)
115 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of Robert Elliot Burns, the prisoner who, after being sentenced to a Georgia chain gang, attempted two daring escapes.
36. The Emperor Jones (1933)
Passed | 72 min | Drama
Unscrupulously ambitious Brutus Jones escapes from jail after killing a guard and through bluff and bravado finds himself the emperor of a Caribbean island.
38. Adventures of Don Quixote (1933)
73 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
In Spain, in the sixteenth century, an elderly gentleman named Don Quixote has gone mad from reading too many books on chivalry. Proclaiming himself a knight, he sets out with his squire, ... See full summary »
Writers: Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra, Alexandre Arnoux, John Farrow, Paul Morand, Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst | Stars: Feodor Chaliapin Sr., George Robey, Oscar Asche, René Donnio
39. Garden of the Dead (1972)
PG | 59 min | Sci-Fi, Horror
Convicts on a chain gang sniff expermental formaldehyde fumes to get high. They attempt a prison break and are shot down by the guards. Buried in the prison garden, they rise from the dead,... See full summary »
40. Reach (1988 TV Short)
8 min | Short, Action, Comedy
Music video for Bil Paxton's band Martini Ranch where an outlaw biker arrives at a rough small western town to visit his gal in the local brothel. What he doesn't know is that an all-female posse of bounty hunters is coming for him.
41. The Devil's 8 (1969)
PG-13 | 98 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama
A federal agent rounds up eight convicts to help fight a vicious moonshine gang.
42. Mean Dog Blues (1978)
R | 108 min | Drama, Action, Thriller
When his friend injures a little girl in a small southern town while driving drunk, country singer Paul agrees to state in court he had been driving. But his lawyer betrays him, and he ends... See full summary »
43. Slavery by Another Name (2012 TV Movie)
90 min | Documentary, History
A documentary that recounts the many ways in which American slavery persisted as a practice many decades after its supposed abolition.
44. Blackmail (1939)
Passed | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
John Ingram, successful oil-field firefighter, is really a chain-gang escapee. Someone out of his past finds him...
45. Round-Up Time in Texas (1937)
Passed | 61 min | Adventure, Comedy, Western
Gene and Frog arrive with a herd of horses for Gene'e brother, a diamond prospector whose work has attracted the interest of a bunch of badguys.
47. Under the Gun (1951)
83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When a cunning, unscrupulous mobster is sentenced to a Florida prison farm, he launches a deadly escape plan.
48. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1926)
Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Low-life Harry falls in love with sweet Betty who inspires him to improve himself so he can marry her. He enters a $25,000 cross-country hiking contest. After many adventures he wins, pays ... See full summary »
49. Thunder II (1987)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Drama
Indian sheriff Thunder is transferred to a small town in the desert. He learns that the corrupt deputy is paid by the drug mob. To protect himself, the deputy sets a trap for Thunder and ... See full summary »
50. Siringo (1995 TV Movie)
Unrated | 90 min | Western
The Deputy Marshall tracks down an escaped convict (with whom he shares a history), along with a young deputy and the help of a former prostitute.