Most Popular "Prison Life" Titles
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1. Orange Is the New Black (2013– )
TV-MA | 55 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.
2. Prison Break (2005–2009)
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them from the inside out.
3. The Green Mile (1999)
R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
6. Life (I) (1999)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The story of two criminals (Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence) who discover the value of life after being sentenced to life imprisonment.
7. Midnight Express (1978)
R | 121 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of Billy Hayes, an American college student who is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.
8. The Experiment (2010)
R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller
26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.
9. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
PG-13 | 141 min | Biography, Drama, History
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
10. Undisputed (2002)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When heavyweight champion George 'Iceman' Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.
13. Henry's Crime (2010)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, an ex-con targets the same bank he was sent away for robbing.
14. Superjail! (2007– )
TV-MA | 10 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime
In a surreal world, a large maximum security prison, which houses thousands of dangerous inmates is run by an eccentric warden and his equally odd staff.
15. Fortress (1992)
R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
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 »
16. What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
R | 100 min | Crime, Drama
Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.
17. Trial by Jury (1994)
R | 107 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama
Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.
18. The Color of Freedom (2007)
R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History
GOODBYE BAFANA is the true story of a white South African racist whose life was profoundly altered by the black prisoner he guarded for twenty years. The prisoner's name was Nelson Mandela.
19. Carandiru (2003)
R | 145 min | Drama, Crime
Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »
21. Brute Force (1947)
Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
At a tough penitentiary, prisoner Joe Collins plans to rebel against Captain Munsey, the power-mad chief guard.
22. Animal (2005 Video)
R | 93 min | Drama, Action
When the violent gangster James "Animal" Allen is arrested and sent to prison, his teenage son Darius is left with his mother, but she is assassinated and the boy is raised alone on the ... See full summary »
23. Angel of Evil (2010)
R | 125 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A biography of Milanese bank robber Renato Vallanzasca.
Writers: Renato Vallanzasca, Carlo Bonini, Antonella D'Agostino, Andrea Purgatori, Angelo Pasquini, Kim Rossi Stuart, Michele Placido, Antonio Leotti, Toni Trupia, Andrea Leanza | Director: Michele Placido | Stars: Kim Rossi Stuart, Filippo Timi, Valeria Solarino, Moritz Bleibtreu
24. Ruby & Quentin (2003)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Crime
After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt... See full summary »
25. Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (1999)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A teenage prostitute escapes from a juvenile prison with a 16-year-old serial killer and both go on a destructive road trip to Mexico in this twist on the "Hanzel Gretel" fairy tale.
27. On the Inside (I) (2011)
R | 95 min | Drama, Thriller
A decent but troubled young man is sent to a psychiatric institution for the criminally insane and soon finds himself in a fight for his life battling ghosts inside his head and very real enemies all around him.
29. The Jericho Mile (1979 TV Movie)
97 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
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 »
30. Ghosts... of the Civil Dead (1988)
93 min | Crime, Drama
Prison gangs clash in a high-tech security jail where there are no rules.
31. The Farm: Angola, USA (1998)
88 min | Documentary
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.
32. Secret Agents (2004)
109 min | Crime, Action, Thriller
Moles threaten to foil a team of secret agents' plan.
Writers: Yann Brion, Jean Cosmos, Olivier Douyère, Frédéric Schoendoerffer, Ludovic Schoendoerffer | Director: Frédéric Schoendoerffer | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, André Dussollier, Charles Berling
33. Kill Kill Faster Faster (2008)
97 min | Thriller
Recently paroled after serving a long stretch for his wife's murder, Joey One-Way aligns himself with a producer who has optioned the play he wrote in prison. As he sets about adapting his ... See full summary »
34. Olga (2004)
141 min | Biography, Drama, History
Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and... See full summary »
38. Alcatraz: The Whole Shocking Story (1980 TV Movie)
196 min | Action, Drama, Crime
Somewhat fact-based story of the lives and attempted 1962 escape of several inmates in the famous correctional facility. Young inmate Clarence Carnes masterminds a grand escape involving ... See full summary »
39. Dead Leaves (2004)
Not Rated | 55 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Two awaken on Earth with no recollection of their past and embark on a devastating crime spree but are sent to an infamous lunar penitentiary named Dead Leaves.
40. Unchained (1955)
75 min | Drama, Crime
A convict in a medium-security prison is torn between his need to finish his sentence and get back to his wife and family, and his desire to escape the confines of prison.
42. Die Konsequenz (1977)
100 min | Drama
Thomas is the son of a prison warden. He falls for and seduces Martin, who is older and one of the prison inmates. After Martin is released, They try to build a relationship and a life ... See full summary »
43. The Break (1997)
R | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Dowd, who's IRA, escapes an Irish prison in a bloody jailbreak, making his way to New York City where he lives alone, avoids Irish hangouts, and works as a dishwasher. When a good deed gets... See full summary »
44. Turned Out: Sexual Assault Behind Bars (2004)
56 min | Documentary
Estimates are that 20 percent of all men serving in US prisons have been raped. This film looks at the social system within prisons that allows this violent sexual behavior to occur.
46. Justice (I) (1999 TV Movie)
103 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama
A lawyer and her partner run from the Colombian Mafia and the corrupt U.S. marshals and attorneys assigned to protect them.
47. Stir (1980)
101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Filmed in the Clare Valley, Gladstone and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, this prison movie was inspired by the true life prison riot at Bathurst Jail in 1974 and its subsequent Royal Commission into New South Wales Prisons.
48. You Can't Get Away with Murder (1939)
Approved | 79 min | Drama, Crime
Youthful tough Johnny Stone has fallen under the influence of petty crook Frank Wilson, who involves him and robbery and murder using his sister's boyfriend's stolen gun.
49. Hoodwink (1981)
89 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
True story about a jailed bank robber who pretends he's become blind to get an early release. Cops don't believe him, but a lonely minister's wife arrives to teach him how to live with his "condition". They fall in love. Big mistake.
50. Zwölf Winter (2009 TV Movie)
85 min | Crime, Drama
Two Robbers - several banks - and why not leave some traces for the cops, but the wrong?