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1. Stir Crazy (1980)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Crime

6.8
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56 Metascore

Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit, however, no prison cell could keep them locked in.

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, Georg Stanford Brown, JoBeth Williams

Votes: 20,409 | Gross: $101.30M

2. Strippers vs Werewolves (2012)

93 min | Comedy, Horror

3.1
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When werewolf chief Jack Ferris is accidentally killed in a strip club, the girls who work there have until the next full moon before his bloodthirsty wolfpack seek murderous retribution.

Director: Jonathan Glendening | Stars: Adele Silva, Martin Compston, Billy Murray, Ali Bastian

Votes: 1,656

3. Call Northside 777 (1948)

Approved | 112 min | Drama, Film-Noir

7.4
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Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb, Helen Walker

Votes: 6,790

4. Thieves Like Us (1974)

R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.1
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Two convicts break out of Mississippi State Penitentiary in 1936 to join a third on a long spree of bank robbing, their special talent and claim to fame. The youngest of the three falls in ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Keith Carradine, Shelley Duvall, John Schuck, Bert Remsen

Votes: 3,535

5. Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.3
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While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, aspiring crime writer, Ann Rule, unwittingly becomes friends with serial killer Ted Bundy.

Director: Paul Shapiro | Stars: Billy Campbell, Barbara Hershey, Kevin Dunn, Suki Kaiser

Votes: 602

6. Attica (1980 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

6.6
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The behind the scenes of the 1971 prisoners revolt at the Attica prison.

Director: Marvin J. Chomsky | Stars: Henry Darrow, Charles Durning, Joel Fabiani, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 374

7. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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77 Metascore

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel | Stars: Lili Taylor, Pamela Z, Jim Lange, Evan White

Votes: 3,169 | Gross: $0.56M

8. The Badlanders (1958)

Approved | 85 min | Romance, Western

6.5
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Released from the Yuma Prison in 1898, ex-killer John McBain wants to go straight while ex-robber Peter Van Hoek seeks revenge but their destinies eventually converge in the mining town of Prescott.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Alan Ladd, Ernest Borgnine, Katy Jurado, Claire Kelly

Votes: 883

9. Illegal (1955)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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After an overly aggressive district attorney unknowingly sends an innocent man to the chair, he resigns, turns to drinking, and acquires a criminal clientèle.

Director: Lewis Allen | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Nina Foch, Hugh Marlowe, Jayne Mansfield

Votes: 1,190

10. Attica (1974)

80 min | Documentary, Crime, History

8.2
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In 1971, inmates at Attica State Prison seized control of D-yard and took 35 hostages after peaceful efforts for reforms failed. Attica investigates the rebellion and its bloody suppression, revealing institutionalized injustices, sanctioned dishonesty, and abuses of power.

Director: Cinda Firestone

Votes: 37

11. Cave of Outlaws (1951)

Passed | 76 min | Western

5.9
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Released after serving 15 years in prison for train robbery Pete Carver being the only survivor of the gang goes looking for the loot in the caves where it was hidden.

Director: William Castle | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Alexis Smith, Edgar Buchanan, Victor Jory

Votes: 183

12. Hell's Highway (1932)

Passed | 62 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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Chain gang prisoners forced to construct a "liberty highway" for their overseer chasten under his brutal stewardship, causing Duke Ellis to mastermind a mass riot.

Director: Rowland Brown | Stars: Richard Dix, Tom Brown, Rochelle Hudson, C. Henry Gordon

Votes: 455

13. The Man Who Dared (1946)

Passed | 66 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

5.9
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A crusading reporter plans his own arrest and conviction for first degree murder, trying to show that the death sentence should be outlawed when based on circumstantial evidence alone, but his plan goes awry.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Leslie Brooks, George Macready, Forrest Tucker, Charles D. Brown

Votes: 30

14. The Hole Idea (1955)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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A scientist invents the portable hole, only to have a thief steal his samples to go on a crime spree.

Director: Robert McKimson | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 189

15. The Way (II) (2010)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama

7.0
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The saga about a young Latino boy who due to circumstances joins a gang and ultimately winds up in prison. After he does his time he meets a man who helps him from falling back into the gang life. In essence he finds "The Way".

Director: Barry Shay | Stars: Alex Alvardo, Lorraine Amaya, Ruben Amaya, George Angelo

Votes: 6

16. Escape from Crime (1942)

Approved | 51 min | Crime, Drama

5.8
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Ex-con Red O'Hara becomes a daring news photographer, but his old ways get him into trouble.

Director: D. Ross Lederman | Stars: Richard Travis, Julie Bishop, Jackie Gleason, Frank Wilcox

Votes: 149

17. Smashing the Money Ring (1939)

Passed | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

5.5
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T-Man Brass Bancroft goes undercover in a prison which has a secret counterfeit operation set up in the print shop.

Director: Terry O. Morse | Stars: Ronald Reagan, Margot Stevenson, Eddie Foy Jr., Joe Downing

Votes: 132

18. Arizona Gunfighter (1937)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Western

6.2
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When Colt kills the men that murdered his father, he escapes his pursuers and joins Wolf and his outlaw gang. After two years Wolf breaks up the gang, deeds his ranch to Colt, and turns ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Bob Steele, Jean Carmen, Ted Adams, Ernie Adams

Votes: 44

19. I Cover the Underworld (1955)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

5.5
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A priest is about to see his twin brother, whom he hasn't seen in a long time--because his brother, a gang leader, has been serving a stretch in prison.

Director: R.G. Springsteen | Stars: Sean McClory, Joanne Jordan, Ray Middleton, Jaclynne Greene

Votes: 15

20. Come on, Cowboys (1937)

Passed | 58 min | Action, Romance, Western

6.4
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When the circus owner friend of the Mesquiteers is framed for counterfeiting by his unscrupulous partner, the trio pledges to maintain his interests and care for his young daughter.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Robert Livingston, Ray Corrigan, Max Terhune, Maxine Doyle

Votes: 42

21. Prison Nurse (1938)

Approved | 67 min | Drama, Film-Noir

5.8
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A state prison is threatened by approaching floods, an epidemic of typhoid fever breaks out among the inmates, the prison's only doctor falls sick, there are only three nurses to administer... See full summary »

Director: James Cruze | Stars: Henry Wilcoxon, Marian Marsh, Bernadene Hayes, Ben Welden

Votes: 40

22. Fe (2011)

70 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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An evangelical priest is forced to question the true reason why God has placed him on earth. With this in mind, the priest is invited to give a religious service in the state prison of ... See full summary »

Director: Alejo Crisóstomo | Stars: Jimmy Morales, Josué Otzoy, Amabilia Álvarez

Votes: 5

23. Riders of the Badlands (1941)

Approved | 57 min | Western

5.8
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When Collins and his men attack the stage they kill Lucky's bride. When Lucky spots Steve Langdon, a dead ringer for Collins, he arrests him. With Steve scheduled to be hung, Lucky ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Bretherton | Stars: Charles Starrett, Russell Hayden, Cliff Edwards, Ilene Brewer

Votes: 33

24. Pardon My Stripes (1942)

Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

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Football player Henry Platt (William Henry)mistakes a helmet for the football in his zeal to make a touchdown during a critical game, his error earns him the accolade of "Dope of the Year" ... See full summary »

Director: John H. Auer | Stars: William Henry, Sheila Ryan, Edgar Kennedy, Harold Huber

25. Bearcats! (1971– )
Episode: Assault on San Saba (1971)

60 min | Adventure

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A prison in Texas is taken over by a German military intelligence officer, who believes that the inmates would provide a fertile ground for recruiting saboteurs. Hank and Johnny have to ... See full summary »

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: Rod Taylor, Dennis Cole, Bruce Glover, Lincoln Kilpatrick

26. Hawaii Five-O (1968–1980)
Episode: The Box (1969)

Not Rated | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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In Oahu State Prison, cons led by Big Chicken want to bring Swanson to heel because he doesn't show enough respect for "the system." But Swanson manages to shoot one of his attackers with ... See full summary »

Director: Seymour Robbie | Stars: Jack Lord, James MacArthur, Zulu, Kam Fong

Votes: 100

27. Cheyenne (1955–1963)
Episode: The Quick and the Deadly (1962)

60 min | Western

8.5
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When Cheyenne stops to pick up prisoners for Huntsville, he is shocked when Deputy Gary Thomas is suddenly charged with a crime and convicted. Thomas claims he is being framed. When he escapes, Cheyenne suspects he may be right.

Director: Paul Landres | Stars: Clint Walker, Jeanne Cooper, Chris Alcaide, John Litel

Votes: 24

28. Squidbillies (2005– )
Episode: This Show Is Called Squidbillies (2005)

TV-14 | 12 min | Animation, Comedy

8.3
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Introducing America's favorite animated family.

Directors: Jim Fortier, Dave Willis | Stars: Unknown Hinson, Christian Danley, Bobby Ellerbee, Patricia French

Votes: 48

29. L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Episode: Three on a Patch (1994)

Drama

7.3
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Brackman is representing three active senior citizens who are participating in tests for a testosterone patch and who are in danger of eviction from their senior citizens community for ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Lerner | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins, Michael Tucker

Votes: 6