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1. Con Air (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

A newly released ex-con and former US Ranger finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Writer: Scott Rosenberg | Director: Simon West | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Votes: 209,730

2. xXx: State of the Union (2005)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

4.3
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37 Metascore

Darius Stone, a new agent in the XXX program, is sent to Washington, DC to defuse a power struggle amongst national leaders.

Writers: Rich Wilkes, Simon Kinberg | Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman

Votes: 47,406

3. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

PG | 112 min | Action, Biography, Crime

7.6
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Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from the most infamous prisons in the world.

Writers: J. Campbell Bruce, Richard Tuggle | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau

Votes: 80,195

4. Death Race (2008)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

6.4
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43 Metascore

Ex-con Jensen Ames is forced by the warden of a notorious prison to compete in our post-industrial world's most popular sport: a car race in which inmates must brutalize and kill one another on the road to victory.

Writers: Paul W.S. Anderson, Robert Thom, Charles B. Griffith, Ib Melchior | Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Jason Statham, Joan Allen, Tyrese Gibson, Ian McShane

Votes: 155,518

5. Paths of Glory (1957)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

8.5
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Based on the 1935 novel of the same name, it tells the story of an ill-fated assault on German forces by French soldiers, and the grippling consequences those soldiers face when they refuse to follow through with it.

Writers: Stanley Kubrick, Calder Willingham, Jim Thompson, Humphrey Cobb | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou, George Macready

Votes: 107,343

6. Death Race 2 (2010 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.7
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Explores the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver, Carl "Luke" Lucas, who died in a race at the beginning of the first film.

Writers: Paul W.S. Anderson, Tony Giglio | Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames

Votes: 21,581

7. Tango & Cash (1989)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.3
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Two cops are framed and must clear their names.

Writer: Randy Feldman | Directors: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance

Votes: 69,148

8. Lock Up (1989)

R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.3
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52 Metascore

With only 6 months left of his prison sentence inmate Frank Leone is transferred from minimum security to maximum security by a vindictive warden.

Writers: Richard Smith, Jeb Stuart, Henry Rosenbaum | Director: John Flynn | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos, Sonny Landham

Votes: 26,594

9. District 13: Ultimatum (2009)

R | 101 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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64 Metascore

Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.

Writer: Luc Besson | Director: Patrick Alessandrin | Stars: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle, Philippe Torreton, Daniel Duval

Votes: 35,347

10. Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009 Video Game)

T | Action, Crime, Fantasy

9.4
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You control Batman as he fights to subdue The Joker and his fellows when they seize control of the forensic mental hospital.

Writers: Bob Kane, Paul Dini, Paul Crocker | Directors: Paul Boulden, Sefton Hill, Jamie Walker | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Kimberly Brooks, Tom Kane, Mark Hamill

Votes: 14,572

11. Locked Down (2010)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.2
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Danny, a respected cop, is setup after an investigation goes wrong. While laying low in his new jail cell, Danny is forced to get involved in the inmates underground cage fighting circuit. ... See full summary »

Writers: D. Glase Lomond, Daniel Zirilli, Bobby Mort | Director: Daniel Zirilli | Stars: Tony Schiena, Rashad Evans, Vinnie Jones, Dwier Brown

Votes: 2,174

12. Death Warrant (1990)

R | 89 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

5.6
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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

Votes: 11,234

13. 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.

Votes: 22,392

14. Citizen Gangster (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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56 Metascore

WWII vet Eddie Boyd is torn between providing for his young family and an unfulfilled dream of becoming a Hollywood star. He discovers a way to do both, but his dream leads him down a path of danger and tragedy.

Writer: Nathan Morlando | Director: Nathan Morlando | Stars: Scott Speedman, Kelly Reilly, Kevin Durand, Joseph Cross

Votes: 3,420

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

Votes: 14,260

16. Death Wish 3 (1985)

X | 92 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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Architect/vigilante Paul Kersey arrives back in New York City and is forcibly recruited by a crooked police detective to fight street crime caused by a large gang terrorizing the neighborhoods.

Writers: Don Jakoby, Brian Garfield | Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Deborah Raffin, Ed Lauter, Martin Balsam

Votes: 9,267

17. Prison Break: The Conspiracy (2010 Video Game)

T | Action, Crime, Thriller

7.9
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Michale schofield, brother of Lincoln burrows purposely incarcerates himself so that he can break out his brother. Tom Paxton "the company's" right hand man is sent to stop schofield from ... See full summary »

Director: Bostjan Troha | Stars: David Boat, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Amaury Nolasco

Votes: 551

18. The Mark of Zorro (1940)

Approved | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.6
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A young aristocrat must masquerade as a fop in order to maintain his secret identity of Zorro as he restores justice to early California.

Writers: John Taintor Foote, Garrett Fort, Bess Meredyth, Johnston McCulley | Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone, Gale Sondergaard

Votes: 7,261

19. Fortress 2 (2000)

R | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi

4.4
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7 years after the original Fortress movie, Brennick and his family are still on the run from the Men-tel corporation. A group of rebels attempt to gain his support but he refuses, wanting ... See full summary »

Writers: Steven Feinberg, Troy Neighbors, John Flock, Peter Doyle | Director: Geoff Murphy | Stars: Christopher Lambert, Beth Toussaint, Willie Garson, Aidan Ostrogovich

Votes: 5,209

20. Bloodsport 2 (1996)

R | 90 min | Action, Sport

4.7
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After thief Alex Cardo gets caught while stealing an ancient katana in East Asia, he soon finds himself imprisoned and beaten up by the crowd there. Especially one of the guards, Demien, ... See full summary »

Writer: Jeff Schechter | Director: Alan Mehrez | Stars: Daniel Bernhardt, James Hong, Pat Morita, Donald Gibb

Votes: 2,242

21. Brute Force (1947)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.7
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At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard.

Writers: Richard Brooks, Robert Patterson | Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Hume Cronyn, Charles Bickford, Yvonne De Carlo

Votes: 5,833

22. Love the Hard Way (2001)

R | 104 min | Drama, Crime, Romance

6.4
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42 Metascore

The story of a petty thief who meets an innocent young woman and brings her into his world of crime while she teaches him the lessons of enjoying life and being loved.

Writers: Shuo Wang, Peter Sehr, Marie Noelle | Director: Peter Sehr | Stars: Adrien Brody, Charlotte Ayanna, Jon Seda, August Diehl

Votes: 2,059

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

Votes: 1,485

24. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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Set before the events of "Pitch Black", this game tells the story of how Richard B. Riddick obtained his ability to see in the dark. Riddick has just earned a one-way ticket to Butcher Bay,... See full summary »

Writers: Mikael Säker, John Zuur Platten, Flint Dille | Director: Tom Keegan | Stars: Vin Diesel, Cole Hauser, Kristin Lehman, Xzibit

Votes: 2,533

25. Direct Contact (2009)

R | 90 min | Action, Thriller

4.3
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An American prisoner in a Russian jail is given a chance at freedom if he can rescue a kidnapped American woman.

Writers: Danny Lerner, Les Weldon | Director: Danny Lerner | Stars: Dolph Lundgren, Gina May, Michael Paré, Bashar Rahal

Votes: 2,262

26. 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

Votes: 800

27. Bloodsport: The Dark Kumite (1999)

100 min | Action, Romance

2.8
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Agent John Keller goes undercover into the tough prison known as Fuego Penal to find out about the corpses of prisoners disappearing without a trace. There he gets involved in a dangerous ... See full summary »

Writers: George Saunders, Elvis Restaino | Director: Elvis Restaino | Stars: Daniel Bernhardt, Ivan Ivanov, Lisa Stothard, Stefanos Miltsakakis

Votes: 819

28. Soldier Boyz (1995)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

4.3
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A group of prisoners are going to Vietnam to rescue the daughter of a V-I.P. The Ones who survive get their freedom back...but hell awaits them.

Writer: Darryl Quarles | Director: Louis Morneau | Stars: Michael Dudikoff, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Tyrin Turner, Jacqueline Obradors

Votes: 827

29. Steele Justice (1987)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.4
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Steele is ex-cop and Vietnam vet who is determined to bring down Kwan, former South Vietnamese general and now rich and powerful drug lord.

Writer: Robert Boris | Director: Robert Boris | Stars: Sela Ward, Martin Kove, Ronny Cox, Bernie Casey

Votes: 342

30. Payback (II) (2007)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama

3.2
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An escaped convict tracks down the cop who put him away.

Writer: Wendy Williams | Director: Eric Norris | Stars: Angie Everhart, Costas Mandylor, Christopher Atkins, Michael Leon

Votes: 177

31. Island of Fire (1990)

R | 125 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.9
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A cop goes undercover to infiltrate a deadly prison where a team of mercernaries is being assembled.

Writers: Li Fu, Yun Chiao Yeh | Director: Yen-Ping Chu | Stars: Jackie Chan, Andy Lau, Sammo Kam-Bo Hung, Tony Ka Fai Leung

Votes: 2,305

32. 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.

Writers: Philip MacDonald, Norman Foster, John P. Marquand | Director: Norman Foster | Stars: Peter Lorre, Mary Maguire, Henry Wilcoxon, Erik Rhodes

Votes: 485

33. Fist of Honor (1993)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama

4.4
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A martial-arts boxer working as a debt collector gets involved in a feud between rival Mafia families in L.A.

Writer: Charles T. Kanganis | Director: Richard Pepin | Stars: Sam J. Jones, Joey House, Abe Vigoda, Harry Guardino

Votes: 126

34. Survivant(s) (2010)

26 min | Short, Action, Horror

5.9
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France, 2014. 8 condemned to death prisoners are the contestants of a real TV show. They must find the exit of a disused military experiment factory infested with mutant zombies within 2 hours. Only the last survivor can win the game.

Writers: Vincent Lecrocq, Salem Kali | Director: Vincent Lecrocq | Stars: Alysson Paradis, Salem Kali, Alaa Safi, Helena Soubeyrand

Votes: 23

35. Cheung laap cheing ngoi (1979)

Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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Two cops are on the trail of gang that are planning a jewel robbery. Inspector Chow lives at home with his mother, while Inspector Pang has gambling problems that the gang exploits. Soon, innocent victims will pay with their lives.

Writers: Joyce Chan, Philip Chan, Ronny Yu | Directors: Philip Chan, Ronny Yu | Stars: Philip Chan, Wai-Man Chan, Kuo-Chu Chang, Kong Chu

Votes: 15

36. Walker, Texas Ranger (1993–2001)
Episode: Fight or Die (1999)

Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Walker goes undercover in a Arkansas prison to expose a warden money making fights.

Creators: Albert S. Ruddy, Leslie Greif, Paul Haggis, Christopher Canaan | Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Chuck Norris, Clarence Gilyard Jr., Sheree J. Wilson, Judson Mills

Votes: 34

37. Arrow (2012– )
Episode: Keep Your Enemies Closer (2013)

TV-14 | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

8.6
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Amanda Waller sends A.R.G.U.S. agents to kidnap Diggle. Waller informs Diggle that Lyla has gone missing after following a lead on Deadshot in Moscow. When Diggle tells the team he's headed... See full summary »

Creators: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg | Director: Guy Norman Bee | Stars: Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Willa Holland

Votes: 2,321