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1. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.7
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61 Metascore

A young man, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friend", escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Richard Harris, James Frain

Votes: 112,496 | Gross: $54.23M

2. The Island (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

6.9
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50 Metascore

A man living in a futuristic sterile colony begins to question his circumscribed existence when his friend is chosen to go to the Island, the last uncontaminated place on earth.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 277,326 | Gross: $35.82M

3. Papillon (1973)

R | 151 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon

Votes: 103,757 | Gross: $53.27M

4. Invictus (2009)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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74 Metascore

Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon, Tony Kgoroge, Patrick Mofokeng

Votes: 133,389 | Gross: $37.49M

5. Tin Man (2007– )

TV-PG | 270 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

7.2
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A re-imagining of L. Frank Baum's classic "The Wizard of Oz".

Stars: Zooey Deschanel, Alan Cumming, Neal McDonough, Kathleen Robertson

Votes: 12,120

6. No Escape (1994)

R | 118 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.1
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A soldier convicted for murdering his commanding officer is dumped and left to die on a prison island inhabited by two camps of convicts.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Ray Liotta, Lance Henriksen, Stuart Wilson, Kevin Dillon

Votes: 16,656 | Gross: $15.34M

7. Barbed Wire Dolls (1976)

Not Rated | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

4.7
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Women's prison tale, with Lina Romay as Maria who is jailed after killing her father, played by director Jess Franco, who tries to rape her. Lesbian wardens, torture, nudity, sex, insanity and conspiracy round out the formula.

Director: Jesús Franco | Stars: Lina Romay, Paul Muller, Monica Swinn, Roger Darton

Votes: 882

8. Kongen av Bastøy (2010)

Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama

7.5
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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?

Director: Marius Holst | Stars: Benjamin Helstad, Trond Nilssen, Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner

Votes: 15,160 | Gross: $0.01M

9. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

Not Rated | 147 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.

Directors: John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand

Votes: 13,372

10. The Count of Monte Cristo (1998– )

400 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

8.0
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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.

Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Ornella Muti, Jean Rochefort, Pierre Arditi

Votes: 5,215

11. The Count of Monte-Cristo (1975 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 103 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.0
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A young officer, falsely imprisoned by his jealous "friends," escapes and uses a hidden treasure to exact his revenge.

Director: David Greene | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Trevor Howard, Louis Jourdan, Donald Pleasence

Votes: 3,232

12. The Crimson Pirate (1952)

Not Rated | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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During the 1700s, pirate Captain Vallo seizes a British warship and gets involved in various money-making schemes involving Caribbean rebels led by El Libre, British envoy Baron Jose Gruda and a beautiful courtesan named Consuelo.

Director: Robert Siodmak | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Nick Cravat, Eva Bartok, Torin Thatcher

Votes: 4,803

13. Terminal Island (1973)

R | 88 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.3
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It's every man and woman for himself on an island where convicted murderers are dumped, rather than kept in prison.

Director: Stephanie Rothman | Stars: Don Marshall, Phyllis Davis, Ena Hartman, Marta Kristen

Votes: 611

14. The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)

Unrated | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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After greedy men have Edmound Dantes unjustly imprisoned for 20 years for innocently delivering a letter entrusted to him, he escapes to get his revenge on them.

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Robert Donat, Elissa Landi, Louis Calhern, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 1,941

15. The Hurricane (1937)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Dorothy Lamour, Jon Hall, Mary Astor, C. Aubrey Smith

Votes: 1,970

16. Proteus (2003)

97 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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47 Metascore

An interracial gay love story set in early 18th century South Africa about two men -- a black prisoner living in a Cape Town penal colony and a Dutch sailor -- who weather injustices as a result of their affair.

Directors: John Greyson, Jack Lewis | Stars: Rouxnet Brown, Shaun Smyth, Neil Sandilands, Kristen Thomson

Votes: 577

17. Gefangene Frauen (1980)

80 min | Adventure, Action

4.7
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A bunch of delinquent women are shipped to an island prison run by the sadistic warden Carla. Forced into situations of sexual perversion and violence and torture, the prisoners band ... See full summary »

Director: Erwin C. Dietrich | Stars: Karine Gambier, Brigitte Lahaie, Nadine Pascal, France Lomay

Votes: 276

18. Alcatraz Prison Escape: Deathbed Confession (2015)

93 min | Action, Crime

5.7
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The true story, based on a Deathbed Confession, about what really happened to Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers who escaped from Alcatraz Prison in 1962. They made it- but what happened next is shocking. Investigated by the US Marshals.

Director: John Edward Lee | Stars: Danny Trejo, Ed O'Ross, Shelby Deekins, Mike Earp

Votes: 113

19. The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008)

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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Eight men escape from the most isolated prison on earth. Only one man survives and the story he recounts shocks the British establishment to the core. This story is the last confession of Alexander Pearce.

Director: Michael James Rowland | Stars: Adrian Dunbar, Ciarán McMenamin, Dan Wyllie, Don Hany

Votes: 577

20. Big House, U.S.A. (1955)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Jerry Barker finds a lost boy whose rich father is extorted into paying a ransom for his return but the boy accidentally dies and Jerry goes to prison.

Director: Howard W. Koch | Stars: Broderick Crawford, Ralph Meeker, Reed Hadley, William Talman

Votes: 532

21. The Story of the Count of Monte Cristo (1961)

132 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Edmund Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Autant-Lara | Stars: Louis Jourdan, Yvonne Furneaux, Pierre Mondy, Bernard Dhéran

Votes: 317

22. Le comte de Monte-Cristo (1979– )

60 min | Drama, History

8.2
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A TV mini-series adaptation of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in ... See full summary »

Stars: Jacques Weber, Carla Romanelli, Jean-François Poron, Christiane Krüger

Votes: 76

23. Mysterious Mr. Moto (1938)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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Mr. Moto has himself imprisoned on Devil's Island so he can help his cellmate (Ames) escape and thereby get the goods on a gang of international killers.

Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Peter Lorre, Mary Maguire, Henry Wilcoxon, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 566

24. The Count of Monte Cristo (1956– )

30 min | Adventure, Family

7.5
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A TV series adaptated from the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the ... See full summary »

Stars: George Dolenz, Nick Cravat, Robert Cawdron, Henry Corden

Votes: 26

25. Die Insel der blutigen Plantage (1983)

88 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

4.9
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A women's prison on a tropical island is a hellhole where the inmates are raped, tortured and otherwise abused by the evil commandant and brutal guards. However, one of the guards falls in ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Raab | Stars: Udo Kier, Barbara Valentin, Tet Antiquiera, Karl-Otto Alberty

Votes: 97

26. Uznik zamka If (1988– )

236 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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A Russian version of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel. Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the ... See full summary »

Stars: Viktor Avilov, Evgeniy Dvorzhetskiy, Aleksey Petrenko, Nadira Mirzayeva

Votes: 354

27. The Suffering (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

8.5
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A death row convict must fight his way to freedom when nightmarish monsters invade the prison.

Director: Alan Patmore | Stars: Mark Berry, John Patrick Lowrie, John Armstrong, Ross Douglas

Votes: 596

28. Airman

Animation, Adventure, Family | Announced

A story that follows the trials of Conor Broekhart, a young man who was born in a hot-air balloon, and who has been raised in the court of the kind and honorable King Nick. Conor, however, ... See full summary »

Director: Gil Kenan

29. The Count of Monte Cristo (1943)

90 min | Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Edmond Dantes is falsely accused by those jealous of his good fortune, and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life in the notorious island prison, Chateau d'If. While imprisoned, he ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Vernay | Stars: Pierre Richard-Willm, Michèle Alfa, Aimé Clariond, Marcel Herrand

Votes: 117

30. The Count of Monte Cristo (1973 TV Movie)

60 min | Animation, Adventure

6.1
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Cartoon adaptation of the classic of world literature by Alexandre Dumas, which tells the dramatic odyssey of Edmond Dantes since he's unjustly accused and sentenced for life.

Directors: Joseph Barbera, William Hanna | Stars: Elizabeth Crosby, Tim Elliott, Barbara Frawley, Ron Haddrick

Votes: 15

31. Contrainte par corps (1988)

98 min | Drama

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Director: Serge Leroy | Stars: Marianne Basler, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Catherine Wilkening, Tanya Lopert

Votes: 45

32. More Than Just a Game (2007)

90 min | Drama, Sport

5.9
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A drama about political prisoners playing soccer at Robben Island prison, where Nelson Mandela was held.

Director: Junaid Ahmed | Stars: Presley Chweneyagae, Wright Ngubeni, Az Abrahams, Tshepo Maseko

Votes: 203

33. Onna-ro hizu (1970)

83 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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The inmates of a womens prison on an isolated island are mistreated and tortured by sadistic guards, but their troubles have only just begun: a new warden--a disgraced official who was ... See full summary »

Director: Toshiaki Tahara | Stars: Masakazu Tamura, Maya Kitajima, Reiko Kasahara, Yuki Aresa

Votes: 34

34. Devil's Island (1939)

Approved | 62 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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Unjustly condemned to Devil's Island and condemned to death, Dr. Gaudet's life is spared when his surgical skills save the life of the commandant's daughter.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Boris Karloff, Nedda Harrigan, James Stephenson, Adia Kuznetzoff

Votes: 403

35. Bastøy (2010)

74 min | Documentary

6.9
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Bastoy is a state prison island located in Oslofjord, Norway. 115 convicted men are doing their time here: frauds, bank robbers, sexual offenders, Hells Angels, gang leaders, and (hired) ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Kapteijns

Votes: 9

36. Il conte di Montecristo (1966– )

480 min | Adventure, Romance

8.1
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Stars: Andrea Giordana, Achille Millo, Enzo Tarascio, Fosco Giachetti

Votes: 29

37. McNeil Island (2018)

Drama | Announced

After suffering burnout, a former rape crisis counselor takes a job treating violent sex offenders at Washington State's McNeil Island Prison. While determined to prevent future crimes, ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Knight

38. Brooklyn Goes to San Francisco (1956)

Approved | 9 min | Short, Comedy

6.1
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Phil Foster's Brooklyn character visits picturesque San Francisco and, in Brooklynese lingo, describes the sights and wonders and hilly terrain of the City By the Bay...the cable cars, Chinatown, the Presido, the Golden Gate Bridge, etc.

Director: Arthur Cohen | Star: Phil Foster

Votes: 7

39. Justice League (2001–2004)
Episode: A Better World: Part II (2003)

TV-PG | 24 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.1
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With the Justice League out of the way, the Justice Lords begin to establish their own style of order.

Director: Dan Riba | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Maria Canals-Barrera, Susan Eisenberg, Phil LaMarr

Votes: 356

40. Inselleben (2007– )
Episode: Agios Efstratios und die Magie des Einfachen (2007)

Documentary

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Agios Efstratios long served only as a penitentiary for political prisoners. At times, up to 6,000 political opponents and "undesirables" were interned on the small Greek island. Today only... See full summary »

Director: Paul Weber | Star: Byron Manikakis

41. SeaQuest 2032 (1993–1996)
Episode: Daggers (1994)

TV-PG | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.1
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The crew of the the newly rebuilt SeaQuest must deal with a hostage crisis at a UEO prison colony, where genetically engineered soldiers have risen up against their captors.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Roy Scheider, Jonathan Brandis, Don Franklin, Rosalind Allen

Votes: 64

42. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Moe Letter Blues (2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

6.9
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Homer, Apu and Reverend Lovejoy all suspect that Moe may have left with one of their wives after receiving a mysterious letter, but which one is it?

Directors: Matthew Nastuk, Mike B. Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 603

43. The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
Episode: The Night of the Pelican (1968)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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West and his temporary partner Jeremy Pike investigate a Chinese gangster's theft of rare explosives from a San Francisco armory. Artemus Gordon (Martin) is said to be on desk duty in ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Nicol | Stars: Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Charles Aidman, Khigh Dhiegh

Votes: 48