Most Popular "Prison Gang" Titles
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1. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )
TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.
3. Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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.
Votes: 46,893 | Gross: $21.20M
5. Escape Plan (2013)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
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.
Votes: 187,157 | Gross: $25.12M
6. Blood In, Blood Out (1993)
R | 180 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
Votes: 24,144 | Gross: $4.50M
9. Get the Gringo (2012)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
12. Red Heat (1988)
R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 52,361 | Gross: $34.99M
13. American Me (1992)
R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A Mexican-American Mafia kingpin is released from prison, falls in love for the first time, and grows introspective about his gangster lifestyle.
Votes: 6,211 | Gross: $13.09M
15. Lock Up (1989)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 31,337 | Gross: $22.10M
16. Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)
Unrated | 115 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 69,495 | Gross: $0.10M
17. Let's Go to Prison (2006)
R | 84 min | Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 20,543 | Gross: $4.61M
18. True Believer (1989)
R | 108 min | Drama, Crime
A cynical former civil liberties attorney now reduced to "specializing" in defending drug dealers becomes transformed by an eight-year-old murder case.
Votes: 3,546 | Gross: $8.74M
19. South Central (1992)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 3,666 | Gross: $1.37M
21. An Innocent Man (1989)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
Votes: 4,952 | Gross: $20.05M
24. Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Drama, Crime
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 »
25. Screwed (I) (2011)
110 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
26. The Jericho Mile (1979 TV Movie)
97 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
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 »
27. El padrino (2004)
R | 128 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
29. Meu Nome Não É Johnny (2008)
124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
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.
30. Novaya Zemlya (2008)
119 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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 »
31. Cellblock Sisters: Banished Behind Bars (1995)
R | 95 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
32. Racing for Time (2008 TV Movie)
86 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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 »
34. Rikers (2016)
70 min | Documentary
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.
35. ¡El que no corre... vuela! (1982)
85 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
36. Mutiny in the Big House (1939)
Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama
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 »
37. The Outer Gate (1937)
Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
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 »
38. Goliath (I) (2015)
Short, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
39. Down Time (2001)
R | 90 min | Drama, Crime
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 »
40. Bilibid Gays (1981)
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 »
My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)
My Name Is Inmate #28301-016: Part 1
TV-PG | 42 min | Comedy
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.
My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)
My Name Is Inmate #28301-016: Part 2
TV-PG | Comedy
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.
The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
No Place to Hide
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009– )
TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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 »