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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: 209,126

2. American History X (1998)

R | 119 min | Crime, Drama

8.5
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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: 832,747 | Gross: $6.71M

3. Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.6
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38 Metascore

Arthur Bishop thought he had put his murderous past behind him, until his most formidable foe kidnaps the love of his life. Now he is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best: make them look like accidents.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh

Votes: 46,893 | Gross: $21.20M

4. Blood Father (2016)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.4
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66 Metascore

An ex-con reunites with his estranged wayward 17-year old daughter to protect her from drug dealers who are trying to kill her.

Director: Jean-François Richet | Stars: Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks

Votes: 39,650

5. 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: 187,157 | Gross: $25.12M

6. 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 step-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: 24,144 | Gross: $4.50M

7. 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: 25,330

8. 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: 67,403

9. 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: 90,655

10. 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.

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

Votes: 81,479 | Gross: $2.08M

11. Mean Machine (2001)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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: 30,565 | Gross: $0.09M

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: 52,361 | Gross: $34.99M

13. 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: 6,211 | Gross: $13.09M

14. El Mariachi (1992)

R | 81 min | Action, Thriller

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: 54,042 | Gross: $2.04M

15. Lock Up (1989)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.3
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52 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 31,337 | Gross: $22.10M

16. 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: 69,495 | Gross: $0.10M

17. 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: 20,543 | Gross: $4.61M

18. 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: 3,546 | Gross: $8.74M

19. 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: 3,666 | Gross: $1.37M

20. Ricochet (1991)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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A District 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: 13,222 | Gross: $21.76M

21. 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: 4,952 | Gross: $20.05M

22. 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: 10,914 | Gross: $0.04M

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

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

7.4
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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: 5,489

24. 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: 2,786

25. 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: 1,602

26. The Jericho Mile (1979 TV Movie)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

7.5
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Larry "Rain" Murphy is stuck in Folsom Prison for life on a first-degree murder charge. An inmate who prefers to be alone, Murphy spends much of his time running around the facility's track... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,074

27. 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: 599

28. 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: 472

29. Meu Nome Não É 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: 4,955

30. Novaya Zemlya (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: 1,384

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: 326

32. 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

33. Bespredel (1989)

102 min | Drama

7.4
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A drama from the life of the prisoners in a regular jail in Soviet Union.

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

Votes: 459

34. Rikers (2016)

70 min | Documentary

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RIKERS provides powerful personal testimonies about the culture of violence and corruption that has plagued the notorious New York City jail for over three decades.

Directors: Mark Benjamin, Marc Levin | Stars: Tariq Barnes, Barry Campbell, Hector Custodio, Candie Hailey-Means

35. ¡El que no corre... vuela! (1982)

85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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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: 43

36. 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: 35

37. 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: 36

38. 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

39. 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: 349

40. Bilibid Gays (1981)

Comedy

6.8
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Helen, Dina and Daria were three gay friends who struggled to earn a living at a beauty salon. Unfortunately one day, they were framed for the murder of their boss and were sent to jail. ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 5

41. Gharche sammi (2002)

Drama

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

Votes: 104

42. 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

43. 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: 1,839

44. 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

45. 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

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

Documentary, News

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

47. 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: 384

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

TV-PG | Comedy

8.2
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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: 259

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

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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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: 28

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

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

8.0
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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: 186