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1. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.8
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41 Metascore

The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.

Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick | Director: Jon M. Chu | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum, Adrianne Palicki, Byung-hun Lee

2. Escape Plan (2013)

R | 115 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

6.8
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49 Metascore

When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world's most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside.

Writers: Miles Chapman, Jason Keller | Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent, Vincent D'Onofrio

3. Men in Black 3 (2012)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.9
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58 Metascore

Agent J travels in time to M.I.B.'s early days in 1969 to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.

Writers: Etan Cohen, Lowell Cunningham | Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Jemaine Clement

4. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.3
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82 Metascore

To foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity of a ruthless terrorist. But the plan backfires when the same criminal impersonates the cop with the same method.

Writers: Mike Werb, Michael Colleary | Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

5. Lockout (2012)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.1
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48 Metascore

A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

Writers: Stephen St. Leger, James Mather, Luc Besson | Directors: James Mather, Stephen St. Leger | Stars: Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare, Vincent Regan

6. In the Name of the Father (1993)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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84 Metascore

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free them.

Writers: Gerry Conlon, Terry George, Jim Sheridan | Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie, Philip King

7. Batman: Arkham City (2011 Video Game)

T | Action, Crime, Fantasy

9.6
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When part of Gotham is turned into a private reserve for criminals, all hell is sure to break loose, and the Dark Knight is the only one who can stop it.

Writers: Bob Kane, Paul Crocker, Paul Dini, Sefton Hill | Director: Sefton Hill | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Grey Griffin, Troy Baker, Kimberly Brooks

8. Batman: The Brave and the Bold (2008–2011)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.3
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An updated animated series centering on the Caped Crusader himself as he partners and deals with his fellow superheroes in the DC Comics universe.

Creators: Bob Kane, Dan Jurgens, Paul Norris, Jim Aparo, Mike W. Barr, Tony Isabella, Trevor Von Eeden, Jerry Siegel, Gerry Conway, Jack Kirby, Al Milgrom, E. Nelson Bridwell, Ramona Fradon, Joe Shuster, Arthur Conan Doyle, Arnold Drake, Jack Harris, Geoff Johns, Paul Levitz, Bob Oksner, George Pérez, Joe Quesada, Marv Wolfman, Gardner Fox, William M. Marston | Stars: Diedrich Bader, John DiMaggio, James Arnold Taylor, Dee Bradley Baker

9. The One (2001)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.9
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25 Metascore

A sheriff's deputy fights an alternate universe version of himself who grows stronger with each alternate self he kills.

Writers: Glen Morgan, James Wong | Director: James Wong | Stars: Jet Li, Carla Gugino, Delroy Lindo, Jason Statham

10. Chopper (2000)

Unrated | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

7.2
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65 Metascore

Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.

Writers: Mark Brandon Read, Andrew Dominik | Director: Andrew Dominik | Stars: Eric Bana, Simon Lyndon, David Field, Dan Wyllie

11. Runaway Train (1985)

R | 111 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Two escaped convicts and a female railway worker find themselves trapped on a train with no brakes and nobody driving.

Writers: Djordje Milicevic, Paul Zindel, Edward Bunker, Akira Kurosawa | Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, Kyle T. Heffner

12. Half Past Dead (2002)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.5
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23 Metascore

This movie tells the story of a man who goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold.

Writer: Don Michael Paul | Director: Don Michael Paul | Stars: Morris Chestnut, Steven Seagal, Matt Battaglia, Ja Rule

13. Death Warrant (1990)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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The Canadian policeman Louis Burke is assigned in a jail to investigate in some murders of prisoners and jailors. When in jail, Lois, using his outstandings martial arts is able to save his... See full summary »

Writer: David S. Goyer | Director: Deran Sarafian | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Robert Guillaume, Cynthia Gibb, George Dickerson

14. Mercenary for Justice (2006 Video)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.1
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A mercenary gets involved in a mission that threatens the lives of his kin. In order to succeed, he must break into one of the most wellguarded prisons in Eastern Europe and free the son of the most notorious drug lord in the world today.

Writer: Steve Collins | Director: Don E. FauntLeRoy | Stars: Steven Seagal, Jacqueline Lord, Roger Guenveur Smith, Luke Goss

15. In Hell (2003)

R | 98 min | Action, Thriller, Drama

6.2
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A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the wardens' entertainment.

Writers: Eric James Virgets, Jorge Alvarez | Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lawrence Taylor, Lloyd Battista, Carlos Gómez

16. Fortress (1992)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

5.8
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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. The resulting prison experience is the subject of ... See full summary »

Writers: Troy Neighbors, Steven Feinberg, David Venable, Terry Curtis Fox | Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Loryn Locklin, Kurtwood Smith, Clifton Collins Jr.

17. Superjail! (2007– )

TV-MA | 10 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

8.2
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In a surreal world, a large maximum security prison, which houses thousands of dangerous inmates is run by an eccentric warden and his equally odd staff.

Creators: Ben Gruber, Christy Karacas, Steve Warbrick | Stars: David Wain, Teddy Cohn, Christopher McCulloch, Christy Karacas

18. Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.5
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72 Metascore

The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.

Writers: Abdel Raouf Dafri, Jean-François Richet | Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Samuel Le Bihan

19. Superman vs. The Elite (2012 Video)

PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Sci-Fi

7.1
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The Man of Steel finds himself outshone by a new team of ruthless superheroes who hold his idealism in contempt.

Creators: Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster | Director: Michael Chang | Stars: George Newbern, Pauley Perrette, Robin Atkin Downes, Dee Bradley Baker

20. Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (2008)

R | 113 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.6
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71 Metascore

The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

Writers: Jacques Mesrine, Abdel Raouf Dafri, Jean-François Richet | Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Cécile De France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche

21. The Color of Friendship (2000 TV Movie)

TV-G | 87 min | Biography, Drama, Family

7.4
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A white South African girl finds herself in a difficult situation when she is sent to spend a term with a black family in America.

Writer: Paris Qualles | Director: Kevin Hooks | Stars: Lindsey Haun, Shadia Simmons, Carl Lumbly, Penny Johnson

22. Wedlock (1991)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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A male prison escapee heads for his hidden loot electronically attached to a female prisoner.

Writer: Broderick Miller | Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Mimi Rogers, Joan Chen, James Remar

23. The President's Man (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Thriller

4.7
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A U.S. president's highly classified secret agent must find a fearless replacement to take over his extremely dangerous military missions.

Writer: Bob Gookin | Directors: Eric Norris, Michael Preece | Stars: Chuck Norris, Dylan Neal, Jennifer Tung, Soon-Tek Oh

24. Animal 2 (2008)

93 min | Action, Drama

5.1
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Years after being shot by his eldest son Darius and taking the fall for his crimes, former gangster James "Animal" Allen serves a life sentence at Folsom Prison. When a riot breaks out ... See full summary »

Writer: Jacob L. Adams | Director: Ryan Combs | Stars: Ving Rhames, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Richard Waugh, Yannick Bisson

25. Killer: A Journal of Murder (1995)

R | 91 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Carl Panzram is sent to Leavenworth Prison for burglary. While there, he is brutally beaten by a guard. Neophyte guard Henry Lesser feels sympathy for Panzram, befriends him, and gets him ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas E. Gaddis, James Long, Tim Metcalfe | Director: Tim Metcalfe | Stars: James Woods, Robert Sean Leonard, Ellen Greene, Cara Buono

26. NetForce (1999 TV Movie)

R | 200 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.1
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Set in the year 2005, a division of the FBI, called "NetForce" has been initiated to investigate Internet crime. A Bill Gates-type character finds a loophole in his new web browser which ... See full summary »

Writers: Tom Clancy, Steve Pieczenik, Lionel Chetwynd | Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Scott Bakula, Joanna Going, Xander Berkeley, Brian Dennehy

27. Tube (2003)

R | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.6
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This is a touching action epic about an all-out war between a subway terrorist who holds a city hostage and the detective who risks his life to save everyone. It's the heart-wrenching story... See full summary »

Writer: Woon-hak Baek | Director: Woon-hak Baek | Stars: Seok-hun Kim, Sang-min Park, Doona Bae, Oh-jung Kwon

28. Mothers of Bedford (2011)

Documentary

8.1
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Eighty percent of women in US prisons today are mothers of school-age children. Filmmaker Jenifer McShane spent four years visiting Bedford Hills and following the women and their families.... See full summary »

Director: Jenifer McShane | Star: Sister Elaine

29. Johnny Greyeyes (2000)

75 min | Drama

5.7
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Writers: Riel Brown, Vince Manitowabi, Jorge Manzano, Gail Maurice | Director: Jorge Manzano | Stars: Gail Maurice, Columpa Bobb, Jonathan Fisher, Gloria May Eshkibok

30. Ten Minutes Before Dying (2002)

5 min | Documentary, Short

5.6
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Based entirely on photos shot inside one of Jakarta's maximum security penitentiaries, the film gives a voice to the last words of an anonymous inmate whose graffiti line the walls of the cell he occupied ten minutes before his execution.

Director: Michel Cayla | Star: Helmy Jagar

31. The World's Most Fashionable Prison (2012)

67 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

6.4
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A top fashion designer teaches his trade to inmates at the largest maximum-security prison in the Philippines. They go on a roller coaster ride to stage the most spectacular runway show ... See full summary »

Director: Chun Kit Mak

32. A l'ombre de la république (2011)

100 min | Documentary

6.2
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Directors: Stéphane Mercurio, Edie Laconi | Stars: Marine Calazel, Jean-Marie Delarue, Xavier Dupont, Lucie Montoy

33. Walker, Texas Ranger (1993–2001)
Episode: Break-In (1996)

Action, Crime, Drama

6.5
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In a maximum-security prison, Walker poses as a hit-man to get evidence on an incarcerated racketeer who's had a key witness and two Rangers killed.

Creators: Albert S. Ruddy, Leslie Greif, Paul Haggis, Christopher Canaan | Director: Joe Coppoletta | Stars: Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Noble Willingham, Sheree J. Wilson

34. X-Men: Evolution (2000–2003)
Episode: Survival of the Fittest (2001)

Not Rated | Animation, Action, Drama

7.5
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The X-men and the Brotherhood, go to a survival camp where they must learn to work together. Mystique releases Professor X's evil brother, Jauggernaut.

Writers: Pamela Hickey, Dennys McCoy | Director: Gary Graham | Stars: Meghan Black, Richard Ian Cox, Neil Denis, Michael Dobson