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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Writers: Stephen King, Frank Darabont | Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 1,682,264 | Gross: $28.34M

2. The Boondock Saints (1999)

R | 108 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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44 Metascore

Fraternal twins set out to rid Boston of the evil men operating there while being tracked down by an FBI agent.

Writer: Troy Duffy | Director: Troy Duffy | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco

Votes: 197,499

3. Blood In, Blood Out (1993)

R | 180 min | Crime, Drama

8.0
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Based on the true life experiences of poet Jimmy Santiago Baca, the film focuses on half-brothers Paco and Cruz, and their bi-racial cousin Miklo. It opens in 1972, as the three are members... See full summary »

Writers: Ross Thomas, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Jeremy Iacone, Floyd Mutrux | Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Votes: 23,111 | Gross: $4.50M

4. Big Stan (2007)

R | 105 min | Action, Comedy

6.2
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A weak con man panics when he learns he's going to prison for fraud. He hires a mysterious martial arts guru who helps transform him into a martial arts expert who can fight off inmates who want to hurt or love him.

Writer: Josh Lieb | Director: Rob Schneider | Stars: Rob Schneider, David Carradine, Sally Kirkland, Jennifer Morrison

Votes: 34,411

5. Mystery Men (1999)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

6.0
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65 Metascore

A group of inept amateur superheroes must try to save the day when a supervillian threatens to destroy a major superhero and the city.

Creator: Bob Burden | Director: Kinka Usher | Stars: Ben Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, William H. Macy, Hank Azaria

Votes: 53,848 | Gross: $29.66M

6. The Getaway (1972)

PG | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.5
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A recently released ex-con and his loyal wife go on the run after a heist goes awry.

Writers: Walter Hill, Jim Thompson | Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: Steve McQueen, Ali MacGraw, Ben Johnson, Sally Struthers

Votes: 20,899 | Gross: $26.99M

7. Let's Go to Prison (2006)

R | 84 min | Comedy, Crime

6.0
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27 Metascore

When a career criminal's plan for revenge is thwarted by unlikely circumstances, he puts his intended victim's son in his place by putting him in prison...and then joining him.

Writers: Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Michael Patrick Jann, Jim Hogshire | Director: Bob Odenkirk | Stars: Dax Shepard, Will Arnett, Chi McBride, David Koechner

Votes: 19,571 | Gross: $4.61M

8. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Writers: Jerome Cady, Jay Dratler, Leonard Hoffman, Quentin Reynolds, James P. McGuire | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

Votes: 5,955

9. The Wendell Baker Story (2005)

PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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44 Metascore

Luke Wilson plays a good-hearted ex-con who gets a job in a retirement hotel. Three elderly residents help him win back his girlfriend as he lends them a hand in fighting hotel corruption.

Writer: Luke Wilson | Directors: Andrew Wilson, Luke Wilson | Stars: Luke Wilson, Eva Mendes, Seymour Cassel, Jacob Vargas

Votes: 5,155 | Gross: $0.13M

10. Bustin' Loose (1981)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Joe Braxton is an ex-con who has been given a second chance to freedom after violating his probation. He has been hired by a school teacher named Vivian Perry to repair and drive an old ... See full summary »

Writers: Lonne Elder III, Richard Pryor, Roger L. Simon | Directors: Oz Scott, Michael Schultz | Stars: Richard Pryor, Cicely Tyson, Angel Ramirez Jr., Jimmy Hughes

Votes: 2,009

11. Wild in the Country (1961)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

6.5
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A troubled young man discovers that he has a knack for writing when a counselor encourages him to pursue a literary career.

Writers: Clifford Odets, J.R. Salamanca | Director: Philip Dunne | Stars: Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, Millie Perkins

Votes: 1,079

12. Piñero (2001)

R | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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40 Metascore

"Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing ... See full summary »

Writer: Leon Ichaso | Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Giancarlo Esposito, Talisa Soto, Nelson Vasquez

Votes: 1,192 | Gross: $1.42M

13. The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)

88 min | Documentary

7.6
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Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.

Writer: Bob Harris | Directors: Liz Garbus, Wilbert Rideau, Jonathan Stack | Stars: Bernard Addison, Burl Cain, George Crawford, Wilbert Rideau

Votes: 585

14. Marie (1985)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama

6.7
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A woman is determined to reveal the truth about an insidious political corruption. In doing so she risks her safety, career and reputation but will not stop asking questions until the truth is known.

Writers: Peter Maas, John Briley | Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Jeff Daniels, Keith Szarabajka, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 570

15. Each Dawn I Die (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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A corrupt D.A. with gubernatorial 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.

Writers: Norman Reilly Raine, Warren Duff, Jerome Odlum | Director: William Keighley | Stars: James Cagney, George Raft, Jane Bryan, George Bancroft

Votes: 2,099

16. Poor Boy's Game (2007)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.5
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Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is out. He's a different man with only one place to go: back home ... See full summary »

Writers: Chaz Thorne, Clement Virgo | Director: Clement Virgo | Stars: Rossif Sutherland, Danny Glover, Flex Alexander, Greg Bryk

Votes: 1,145

17. Convicted (1950)

Passed | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.8
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A D.A. becomes the prison warden where he tries to help an inmate he prosecuted, because he believes his sentence was excessive.

Writers: Martin Flavin, William Bowers, Fred Niblo Jr., Seton I. Miller | Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Glenn Ford, Broderick Crawford, Millard Mitchell, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 467

18. The Hoodlum (1951)

PG | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.3
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Paroled sociopath career criminal Vincent Lubeck betrays his family's trust when he masterminds a complex armored car robbery.

Writers: Sam Neuman, Nat Tanchuck | Director: Max Nosseck | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Allene Roberts, Marjorie Riordan, Lisa Golm

Votes: 508

19. The Badlanders (1958)

Approved | 85 min | Romance, Western

6.5
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Two men are released from the Arizona Territorial Prison at Yuma in 1898. One, the Dutchman, is out to get both gold and revenge from the people of a small mining town who had him ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Collins, W.R. Burnett | Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado, Claire Kelly

Votes: 799

20. Island of Doomed Men (1940)

Approved | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Undercover agent Mark Sheldon gets paroled to a remote tropical island with a diamond mine manned by slave labor run by sadistic Stephen Danel.

Writer: Robert Hardy Andrews | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Peter Lorre, Rochelle Hudson, Robert Wilcox, Don Beddoe

Votes: 185

21. The Great O'Malley (1937)

Approved | 71 min | Drama

6.8
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A by-the-book patrolman who cares more about the letter of the law than justice feels guilty when his inflexibility sends a family man to prison.

Writers: Milton Krims, Tom Reed, Gerald Beaumont | Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Sybil Jason, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 429

22. Parole, Inc. (1948)

Passed | 71 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller

5.7
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Parole officers fight against gangsters trying to infiltrate the parole system.

Writers: Sherman L. Lowe, Royal K. Cole | Director: Alfred Zeisler | Stars: Michael O'Shea, Turhan Bey, Evelyn Ankers, Virginia Lee

Votes: 181

23. City Without Men (1943)

Approved | 75 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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A young woman's husband has been imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. In order to be near him to try to help him get his sentence overturned, she moves into a boardinghouse near the prison whose residents are the wives of inmates.

Writers: Budd Schulberg, Martin Berkeley, W.L. River, George Sklar, Donald Davis | Director: Sidney Salkow | Stars: Linda Darnell, Edgar Buchanan, Michael Duane, Sara Allgood

Votes: 52

24. San Quentin (1946)

Passed | 66 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Television viewer seeing this for the first time: Gee whiz, it's in black-and-white and was made in the 40's and is about crime and...Eureka!...another "noir" film is discovered. How about ... See full summary »

Writers: Lawrence Kimble, Arthur A. Ross, Howard J. Green | Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Lawrence Tierney, Marian Carr, Barton MacLane, Harry Shannon

Votes: 182

25. Hitch Hike Lady (1935)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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In this touching tale, an elderly British woman saves up enough money to visit her son in the U.S. She believes that he is doing well, but he is actually a prisoner in San Quentin.

Writers: Gordon Rigby, Lester Cole, Wallace MacDonald | Director: Aubrey Scotto | Stars: Alison Skipworth, Mae Clarke, Arthur Treacher, James Ellison

Votes: 60

26. Crime Doctor (1943)

66 min | Crime, Drama

6.5
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Amnesia victim, Robert Ordway, becomes the country's leading criminal psychologist. When he is hit on the head (by someone from his past) he suddenly remembers his previous life as a ... See full summary »

Writers: C. Graham Baker, Louis Lantz, Max Marcin, Jerome Odlum | Director: Michael Gordon | Stars: Warner Baxter, Margaret Lindsay, John Litel, Ray Collins

Votes: 245

27. Buried Alive (1939)

Approved | 62 min | Drama

4.7
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A prison trustee rescues a despondent executioner from a bar-room brawl, and is blamed for the fight by a tabloid reporter who actually started it, and loses parole, becomes embittered, and gets blamed for murder of guard.

Writers: William A. Ullman Jr., George Bricker | Director: Victor Halperin | Stars: Beverly Roberts, Robert Wilcox, Paul McVey, Ted Osborne

Votes: 118

28. I Don't Like Mondays (2006 TV Movie)

49 min | Documentary, Crime

6.3
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A documentary about 16-year-old Brenda Spencer's school shooting of 1979.

Writer: John Dower | Director: John Dower | Stars: L.J. Aaron, David Bassett, Penny Buckley, Gene Cubbison

Votes: 31

29. Parole! (1936)

Approved | 67 min | Crime, Drama

7.8
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Writers: Kubec Glasmon, Horace McCoy, Joel Sayre, Robert Dillon, Kay Morris | Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Henry Hunter, Ann Preston, Alan Dinehart, Alan Baxter

Votes: 13

30. Men of San Quentin (1942)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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A crooked deputy warden at San Quentin Penitentiary tries to frame a sergeant of the guards, Jack Holden, for the killing of a guard and a prisoner during a jailbreak.

Writers: Martin Mooney, Ernest Booth | Director: William Beaudine | Stars: J. Anthony Hughes, Eleanor Stewart, Dick Curtis, Charles Middleton

Votes: 30

31. Don't Turn 'em Loose (1936)

Approved | 65 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.6
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A conscientious attorney who is a member of the State Parole Board, finds his own son, using an alias, up for parole and makes the decision to cast the approving vote. This turns out to ... See full summary »

Writers: Thomas Walsh, Harry Segall, Ferdinand Reyher | Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Lewis Stone, James Gleason, Bruce Cabot, Louise Latimer

Votes: 79

32. The Real Untouchables (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary, History

7.2
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The three-part documentary examines Eliot Ness, Melvin Purvis and Thomas Dewey: three real-life heroes who battled organized crime between the two world wars.

Writer: Steve Longmuir | Director: John Fothergill | Stars: James Woods, Bob Kaliebe, Dominic Capone, Tom Clarke Hill

Votes: 13

33. The Man in Blue (1937)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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A police officer who kills a thief during the commission of a robbery takes on the responsibility of raising the man's son.

Writers: Kubec Glasmon, Lester Cole | Director: Milton Carruth | Stars: Robert Wilcox, Edward Ellis, Nan Grey, Richard Carle

34. Parole Racket (1937)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Following a long investigation, Police Detective-Lieutenant Anthony "Tony" Roberts becomes convinced that there is some powerful unknown-master-mind leader behind the gangs of crooks who ... See full summary »

Writer: Harold Shumate | Director: Charles C. Coleman | Stars: Paul Kelly, Rosalind Keith, Thurston Hall, Leona Maricle

35. City of Silent Men (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Writers: Robert E. Kent, Joseph Hoffman | Director: William Nigh | Stars: Frank Albertson, June Lang, Jan Wiley, Richard Clarke

36. Law & Order (1990–2010)
Episode: Mad Dog (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A serial rapist recently granted parole against Jack's wishes is a suspect in a new rape and murder. Detectives can't get enough evidence to charge him, so Jack orders detectives to trail and harass him.

Creator: Dick Wolf | Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Jerry Orbach, Benjamin Bratt, S. Epatha Merkerson, Sam Waterston

Votes: 110

37. Grand Jury (1959– )
Episode: Parole (1960)

30 min | Drama

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Driscoll and Kennedy are ordered to scrutinize the actions of a parole board and discover that a convict was released from prison after bribing one of its members.

Stars: Lyle Bettger, Harold J. Stone, Don Beddoe, Bob Hastings

38. Major Crimes (2012– )
Episode: Personal Day (2014)

42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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A man out on parole claims he did not commit the murder that sent him to prison, but he is killed himself soon afterwards. Meanwhile, Sharon has a meeting with Rusty's mother.

Creator: James Duff | Director: Rick Wallace | Stars: Mary McDonnell, G.W. Bailey, Tony Denison, Michael Paul Chan

Votes: 99

39. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )
Episode: Tall Men with Feelings (2013)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.6
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Grief looms over the prison as the inmates mourn a recent suicide. Dayanara, Nicky, and Red plot to end Mendez's career by tricking him into revealing his indiscretions. Larry gives a radio... See full summary »

Creator: Jenji Kohan | Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Michael Harney, Michelle Hurst

Votes: 1,553

40. The Big Valley (1965–1969)
Episode: The Buffalo Man (1967)

60 min | Western

8.0
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Convict labor is used at the ranch during harvest time. The men are treated sadistically by their guard, especially an ex-slave who served in a special unit during the Civil War.

Creators: A.I. Bezzerides, Louis F. Edelman | Director: Joe Mazzuca | Stars: Richard Long, Peter Breck, Lee Majors, Linda Evans

Votes: 25