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1. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )

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

8.3
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The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transporting money to her drug-dealing girlfriend.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles

Votes: 191,046

2. American History X (1998)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama

8.6
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62 Metascore

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 785,635 | Gross: $6.71M

3. 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.

Director: Bob Odenkirk | Stars: Dax Shepard, Will Arnett, Chi McBride, David Koechner

Votes: 19,767 | Gross: $4.61M

4. Escape Plan (2013)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

6.7
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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.

Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 178,287 | Gross: $25.12M

5. 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 »

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Damian Chapa, Jesse Borrego, Benjamin Bratt, Enrique Castillo

Votes: 23,258 | Gross: $4.50M

6. Get the Gringo (2012)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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A career criminal nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a young boy.

Director: Adrian Grunberg | Stars: Mel Gibson, Kevin Hernandez, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jesús Ochoa

Votes: 86,566

7. A Prophet (2009)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A young Arab man is sent to a French prison where he becomes a mafia kingpin.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif, Reda Kateb

Votes: 78,521 | Gross: $2.08M

8. Death Race 2 (2010 Video)

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

5.6
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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.

Director: Roel Reiné | Stars: Luke Goss, Lauren Cohan, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames

Votes: 23,841

9. South Central (1992)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A man is sent to prison for 10 years. Coming out of prison he wants to live a normal life and stop crime but his son has now followed the criminal path of his father.

Director: Stephen Milburn Anderson | Stars: Byron Minns, Glenn Plummer, Lexie Bigham, Vincent Craig Dupree

Votes: 3,399 | Gross: $1.37M

10. Mean Machine (2001)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.5
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45 Metascore

A soccer star jailed for assault leads a group of inmates in a match against prison guards.

Director: Barry Skolnick | Stars: Vinnie Jones, David Kelly, David Hemmings, Ralph Brown

Votes: 29,537 | Gross: $0.09M

11. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

Unrated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.1
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71 Metascore

After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.

Director: José Padilha | Stars: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz

Votes: 66,798 | Gross: $0.10M

12. Red Heat (1988)

R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.0
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61 Metascore

A tough Russian policeman is forced to partner up with a cocky Chicago police detective when he is sent to Chicago to apprehend a Georgian drug lord who killed his partner and fled the country.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Belushi, Peter Boyle, Ed O'Ross

Votes: 50,072 | Gross: $34.99M

13. Felon (2008)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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58 Metascore

A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

Director: Ric Roman Waugh | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Marisol Nichols, Vincent Miller, Anne Archer

Votes: 66,039

14. El Mariachi (1992)

R | 81 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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73 Metascore

A traveling mariachi is mistaken for a murderous criminal and must hide from a gang bent on killing him.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Carlos Gallardo, Consuelo Gómez, Jaime de Hoyos, Peter Marquardt

Votes: 52,214 | Gross: $2.04M

15. Lock Up (1989)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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.

Director: John Flynn | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, John Amos, Sonny Landham

Votes: 29,822 | Gross: $22.10M

16. American Me (1992)

R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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66 Metascore

A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle.

Director: Edward James Olmos | Stars: Edward James Olmos, William Forsythe, Sal Lopez, Vira Montes

Votes: 5,896 | Gross: $13.09M

17. Ricochet (1991)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Denzel Washington, John Lithgow, Ice-T, Kevin Pollak

Votes: 12,705 | Gross: $21.76M

18. An Innocent Man (1989)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Tom Selleck, F. Murray Abraham, Laila Robins, David Rasche

Votes: 4,713 | Gross: $20.05M

19. Animal Factory (2000)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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65 Metascore

A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.

Director: Steve Buscemi | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong, Danny Trejo, Mark Boone Junior

Votes: 10,666 | Gross: $0.04M

20. Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King (2014 Video)

Not Rated | 14 min | Short, Action, Sci-Fi

7.5
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A documentary filmmaker interviews the now-famous Trevor Slattery from behind bars.

Director: Drew Pearce | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Scoot McNairy, Lester Speight, Sam Rockwell

Votes: 5,039

21. True Believer (1989)

R | 108 min | Drama, Crime

6.7
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A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to "specializing" in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: James Woods, Robert Downey Jr., Margaret Colin, Yuji Okumoto

Votes: 3,379 | Gross: $8.74M

22. Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Drama, Crime

6.5
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Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging, his prison term, and his work writing children's ... See full summary »

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Lynn Whitfield, Lee Thompson Young, Brenden Jefferson

Votes: 2,730

23. Screwed (I) (2011)

110 min | Crime, Drama

5.6
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The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on ... See full summary »

Director: Reg Traviss | Stars: James D'Arcy, Noel Clarke, Frank Harper, Kate Magowan

Votes: 1,559

24. The Jericho Mile (1979 TV Movie)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

7.5
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Rain Murphy is a man sentenced to life in prison, choosing to do his time in near-isolation, and engages in distance running when given the opportunity for free-time. While his form and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Peter Strauss, Richard Lawson, Roger E. Mosley, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 1,034

25. El padrino (2004)

R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama

4.9
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In the streets of East Los Angeles, Manny is a formidable drug dealer. Impressed by his extravagant lifestyle and prowess, his young son, Kilo, yearns to follow in his footsteps. Kilo ... See full summary »

Director: Damian Chapa | Stars: Damian Chapa, Sal Lopez, Emilio Rivera, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 595

26. The Glass House (1972 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.4
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A young guard and a college professor convicted of manslaughter both start their first day in prison.

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Vic Morrow, Alan Alda, Clu Gulager, Billy Dee Williams

Votes: 456

27. My Name Ain't Johnny (2008)

124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.2
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The true story of João Guilherme Estrella ("Johnny"), a young middle-class bon vivant who became a big-time cocaine dealer in Rio de Janeiro in the early 1990s.

Director: Mauro Lima | Stars: Selton Mello, Giulio Lopes, Júlia Lemmertz, Felipe Severo

Votes: 4,628

28. Locked Up (2004)

Not Rated | 96 min | Adult, Crime, Drama

5.0
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Dennis is a new inmate. Mike is an older black inmate. Together the two face hostile prison officals and inmates in their attempts to become a loving couple.

Director: Jörg Andreas | Stars: Marcel Schlutt, Mike Sale, Ralph Steel, David Parik

Votes: 875

29. Terra Nova (2008)

119 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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The year is 2013 and, with the abolition of the death penalty, prisons are overflowing across the globe presenting a major problem for the authorities... See full synopsis »

Director: Aleksandr Melnik | Stars: Konstantin Lavronenko, Andrey Feskov, Marat Basharov, Pavel Sborshchikov

Votes: 1,318

30. Racing for Time (2008 TV Movie)

86 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.3
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From Emmy-winning director and actor Charles S. Dutton, comes the true story of a guard (Dutton) at a Teen Correctional Facility-- who saw the cycle of destructive choices and racial ... See full summary »

Director: Charles S. Dutton | Stars: Charles S. Dutton, Yaya DaCosta, Zulay Henao, Alessandra Balazs

Votes: 203

31. Cellblock Sisters: Banished Behind Bars (1995)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama

2.7
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Sam Connor kidnaps his young daughters, April and May, sells them to strangers, and accidentally kills his wife when she attempts to intervene. Sixteen years later, April is an out of ... See full summary »

Director: Henri Charr | Stars: Annie Wood, Gail Harris, Jenna Bodnar, Dean Howell

Votes: 322

32. Bespredel (1989)

102 min | Drama

7.4
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Director: Igor Gostev | Stars: Andrey Tashkov, Anton Androsov, Aleksandr Mokhov, Lev Durov

Votes: 385

33. ¡El que no corre... vuela! (1982)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.9
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After mistakenly going to jail, Maria makes friends with a woman whose kids live in the streets and Maria gets the idea to help them.

Director: Gilberto Martínez Solares | Stars: María Elena Velasco, Evita Muñoz 'Chachita', Freddy Fernández, Mario Alberto Rodríguez

Votes: 39

34. Goliath (I) (2015)

Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Gang infighting leads a maximum security prison to install a 12' robotic guard: the GOLIATH. When the robot goes berserk, the prisoners must work together to shut it down.

Director: Eric Bross | Stars: Sam Littlefield, Jordan Alcoba, Fernanda Andrade, James Ashby

35. Mutiny in the Big House (1939)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama

5.4
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A young man forges a check in order to help his mother, but is caught and sentenced to 14 years in prison. The prison chaplain, seeing that the new arrival is a good man who's had some bad ... See full summary »

Director: William Nigh | Stars: Charles Bickford, Barton MacLane, Pat Moriarity, Dennis Moore

Votes: 33

36. The Outer Gate (1937)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.5
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Bob Terry is in love with Lois Borden the daughter of his employer, John Borden. When some bonds are missing from the office, Bob is accused and because of Borden's strong sense of ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Cannon | Stars: Ralph Morgan, Kay Linaker, Ben Alexander, Eddie Acuff

Votes: 29

37. Down Time (2001)

R | 90 min | Drama, Crime

2.1
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A street hustler who makes all the wrong moves finds himself doing hard time in the penitentiary in this hard-edged drama. Slim is a small time drug dealer who tries to make that one big ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Wilson | Stars: William Van Noland, Peter Quartaroli, Sam McBride, Joy Garner

Votes: 348

38. Bilibid Gays (1981)

Comedy

6.8
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Director: Jose 'Pepe' Wenceslao | Stars: Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Al Tantay

Votes: 5

39. Gharche sammi (2002)

Drama

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Director: Rasool Mollagholi Poor | Stars: Jamshid Hashempur, Farhad Ghaemian, Amir Jafari, Roya Taymourian

Votes: 97

40. Ross Kemp on Gangs (2006– )
Episode: Cape Town (2007)

46 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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Director: Guy Harris | Stars: Ross Kemp, Chris Malgas, Andre Standing

Votes: 21

41. Sons of Anarchy (2008–2014)
Episode: Laying Pipe (2012)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.4
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A desperate situation tests familial and club bonds.

Director: Adam Arkin | Stars: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior, Dayton Callie

Votes: 1,671

42. Lockup (2005– )
Episode: Lockup Raw: A Brotherhood of Gangs (2014)

Documentary, News

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Stars: Susan Carney, Rasha Drachkovitch, Jacob Hekter, Brian W. Kelly

43. Lockup (2005– )
Episode: Lockup Raw: The Convict Code (2008)

Documentary, News

7.4
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Stars: Daniel Bell, Pamela Braswell, Danica Cox, John Dixon

Votes: 5

44. Lockup (2005– )
Episode: Lockup Raw: The Gang Investigators (2014)

Documentary, News

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Stars: Susan Carney, Rasha Drachkovitch, Jacob Hekter, Sudi Khosropur

45. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)
Episode: My Name Is Inmate #28301-016: Part 1 (2007)

TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy

8.2
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Earl begins to serve his prison sentence. While he's there, he runs into Sonny, who teaches Earl the best way to go unnoticed. Meanwhile, Joy and Darnell are forced to take care of Randy while Earl is gone.

Director: Michael Fresco | Stars: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

Votes: 361

46. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)
Episode: My Name Is Inmate #28301-016: Part 2 (2007)

TV-PG | Comedy

8.1
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Earl begins his prison sentence. Meanwhile, Joy tries to repay Earl by taking care of Randy, who is struggling to adjust, and a prison bully is looking for Earl.

Director: Michael Fresco | Stars: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

Votes: 239

47. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: No Place to Hide (1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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The wife of a prison inmate is shot and killed in a laundromat in what looks like a professional hit. Stone and Keller determine that it was the work of a prison gang that is using outside ... See full summary »

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Stefanie Powers, Chris Robinson

Votes: 25

48. NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
Episode: Rage (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Callen and Sam continue their undercover mission to take down a white supremacist group that it's believed to have procured nuclear material, while Kensi poses as Callen's tattooed biker ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Military | Stars: Chris O'Donnell, Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa

Votes: 159

49. Tatort (1970– )
Episode: Singvogel (1994)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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Director: Michael Knof | Stars: Manfred Krug, Charles Brauer, Mark Keller, Elisabeth Schwarz

Votes: 39

50. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)
Episode: The Gangs of Camden County (2007)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

7.9
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The warden offers Earl a month off his sentence if he can negotiate a truce between the African-American gang and the Latino gang. But during the negotiations, he learns that the the two leaders are actually in love.

Director: Michael Fresco | Stars: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

Votes: 311