Most Popular Titles With Location Matching "San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, USA"


1. Changeling (2008)

R | 141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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63 Metascore

A grief-stricken mother takes on the LAPD to her own detriment when it stubbornly tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child, while also refusing to give up hope that she will find him one day.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Angelina Jolie Pitt, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

Votes: 198,608 | Gross: $35.71M

2. 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: 23,126 | Gross: $4.50M

3. Fruitvale Station (2013)

R | 85 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.5
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85 Metascore

The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer, Kevin Durand

Votes: 53,666 | Gross: $16.10M

4. Dark Passage (1947)

Approved | 106 min | Film-Noir, Thriller

7.6
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A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.

Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Bruce Bennett, Agnes Moorehead

Votes: 12,759

5. I Want to Live! (1958)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Susan Hayward, Simon Oakland, Virginia Vincent, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 4,264

6. Take the Money and Run (1969)

M | 85 min | Comedy, Crime

7.3
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The life and times of Virgil Starkwell, inept bank robber.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Marcel Hillaire, Jacquelyn Hyde

Votes: 22,697

7. Metallica: Some Kind of Monster (2004)

Not Rated | 141 min | Documentary, Music

7.5
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74 Metascore

A documentary crew followed Metallica for the better part of 2001-2003, a time of tension and release for the rock band, as they recorded their album St. Anger, fought bitterly, and sought the counsel of their on-call shrink.

Directors: Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky | Stars: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo

Votes: 13,568 | Gross: $1.22M

8. My Favorite Brunette (1947)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.9
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Shortly before his execution on the death row in San Quentin, amateur sleuth and baby photographer Ronnie Jackson, tells reporters how he got there.

Director: Elliott Nugent | Stars: Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Lon Chaney Jr.

Votes: 2,180

9. The Domino Killings (1977)

R | 100 min | Thriller, Drama

5.7
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Tucker is a chronic underachiever and a loser. A Vietnam war veteran who just can't seem to keep out of trouble, in the years since his discharge. The only thing he got out of the war was ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Gene Hackman, Candice Bergen, Richard Widmark, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 1,490

10. Crime Wave (1954)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

7.4
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Reformed parolee Steve Lacey is caught in the middle when a wounded former cellmate seeks him out for shelter.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Gene Nelson, Sterling Hayden, Phyllis Kirk, Ted de Corsia

Votes: 1,982

11. Machine Gun McCain (1969)

GP | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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Tough criminal Hank McCain gets released from prison after serving twelve years for armed robbery. Hank hooks up with his son Jack, who has devised a daring plan to rob a Las Vegas casino. ... See full summary »

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: John Cassavetes, Britt Ekland, Peter Falk, Gabriele Ferzetti

Votes: 616

12. San Quentin (1937)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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An army trainer becomes captain of the prison yard and in time, falls for the sister of a hardened inmate.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Ann Sheridan, Humphrey Bogart, Barton MacLane

Votes: 1,235

13. Cruel and Unusual (2014)

52 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

8.7
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Cruel and Unusual investigates the historic change to California's Three Strikes Law, which was the harshest sentencing law in the United States. The film tells the personal stories of ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Banning | Stars: Michelle Alexander, Mark Arnold, Erwin Chemerinsky, Steve Cooley

Votes: 15

14. Louis Theroux: Behind Bars (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

7.8
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For two weeks, Theroux visits the San Quentin State Prison.

Director: Stuart Cabb | Star: Louis Theroux

Votes: 1,070

15. Metallica: The Videos 1989-2004 (2006 Video)

141 min | Music

8.4
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Metallica's music videos between 1989 and 2004

Directors: Paul Andresen, Samuel Bayer, Anton Corbijn, Adam Dubin, Steven Goldmann, Wayne Isham, Matt Mahurin, Brendan Malloy, Emmett Malloy, Bill Pope, Michael Salomon, Jonas Åkerlund | Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Marianne Faithfull, Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield

Votes: 621

16. Red Light (1949)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Drama

6.3
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Nick Cherney, in prison for embezzling from Torno Freight Co., sees a chance to get back at Johnny Torno through his young priest brother Jess. He pays fellow prisoner Rocky, who gets out a... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: George Raft, Virginia Mayo, Gene Lockhart, Raymond Burr

Votes: 468

17. My Six Convicts (1952)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

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A psychologist pioneers a research study at a prison. He seeks the help of six savvy inmates including a safe-cracker, a mobster, a pair of armed robber and psychopath. Could he trust them? What's in it for them?

Director: Hugo Fregonese | Stars: Millard Mitchell, Gilbert Roland, John Beal, Marshall Thompson

Votes: 153

18. House of Numbers (1957)

90 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.5
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Arnie Judlow, an inmate at San Quentin prison serving a life sentence for murder, devises a daring plan with his wife and his brother Bill to help him escape, part of which involves Bill ... See full summary »

Director: Russell Rouse | Stars: Jack Palance, Harold J. Stone, Edward Platt, Barbara Lang

Votes: 309

19. Southside 1-1000 (1950)

Passed | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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The US secret service goes after a counterfeit ring, whose engraver Eugene Deane has covertly constructed his plates while serving a life sentence in San Quentin. In order to infiltrate the... See full summary »

Director: Boris Ingster | Stars: Don DeFore, Andrea King, George Tobias, Barry Kelley

Votes: 81

20. San Quentin Film School (2009– )

Documentary

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San Quentin Film School is a groundbreaking documentary series that follows a group of nine inmates at California's San Quentin State Prison as they learn the basics of filmmaking, ... See full summary »

Stars: Shane King, Pepe Urquijo, David Arquette, Heidi Insalata Krahling

21. Under Arrest (1983)

Biography, Crime, Drama

5.9
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Director: William Field | Stars: Anthony Molina, Paul Martin, Adaline Frye, Billy Martin

Votes: 11

22. Alcatraz Island (1937)

Approved | 63 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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A man who has been railroaded into prison is framed for the murder of a fellow inmate and must prove his innocence.

Director: William C. McGann | Stars: John Litel, Ann Sheridan, Mary Maguire, Gordon Oliver

Votes: 68

24. Men of San Quentin (1942)

Passed | 80 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.2
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A crooked deputy warden at San Quentin Penitentiary tries to frame a sergeant of the guards, Jack Holden, for the killing of a guard and a prisoner during a jailbreak.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: J. Anthony Hughes, Eleanor Stewart, Dick Curtis, Charles Middleton

Votes: 30

25. Paul Rodriguez: Behind Bars (1991 TV Movie)

Comedy

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Stars: Ice-T, Paul Rodriguez, James Stephens

26. The Trembling Hour (1919)

60 min | Mystery

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Director: George Siegmann | Stars: Helen Jerome Eddy, Kenneth Harlan, Henry A. Barrows, Willis Marks

27. You Can't Beat the Law (1943)

Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama

5.3
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Playboy Johnny Gray is framed and sent to prison after his stolen car is found at a holdup committed by Rico, and while the latter is not suspected, his henchman Harry, Creeper and Red are ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Edward Norris, Joan Woodbury, Jack La Rue, Milburn Stone

Votes: 28

28. Blackie's Redemption (1919)

Drama

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Director: John Ince | Stars: Bert Lytell, Alice Lake, Henry Kolker, Bernard J. Durning

29. Pitfalls of a Big City (1919)

60 min | Drama

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Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Gladys Brockwell, William Scott, William Sheer, Neva Gerber

30. Behind These Walls (2011 TV Movie)

Documentary

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A rare glimpse at the unique world of "Tennis behind bars" at one of America's most infamous prisons, San Quentin State (CA) Penitentiary.

Director: Rex Miller

31. Through the Walls (2010)

Not Rated | 51 min | Documentary

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Directors: Chris Constantine, Marvin Mitchell, Lonnie Morris, Jennie Sue Nuccio

32. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Bitter Wine (1972)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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Stone oversteps his authority when he entrusts to a traditional Greek patriarch his ex-con son just released from San Quentin. When the son is implicated in a suspicious fire, Stone and Keller's investigation uncovers ugly family secrets.

Director: Christian Nyby | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Nehemiah Persoff, Scott Marlowe

Votes: 53

33. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Blockade (1974)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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A woman who has dedicated her life to a prominent family fails to see her neglected son has fallen in with a psycho - and may have helped him kill a woman.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Ida Lupino, Don Stroud

Votes: 30

34. Lockup (2005– )
Episode: Lockup Raw: Ever Present Danger (2008)

Documentary, News

8.8
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Stars: Aaron Bell, John Bright, Todd Brimhall, Joni Brown

Votes: 5

35. Lockup (2005– )
Episode: Lockup Raw: Hell in a Cell (2008)

Documentary, News

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Stars: James Chrans, Grantt Culliver, Rob Dorfmann, Rasha Drachkovitch

36. Lockup (2005– )
Episode: Lockup Raw: LOL... JK (2012)

45 min | Documentary, News

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WTF. It's not what you think it means. It stands for workouts... tattoos... and food.

Stars: Joe Arpaio, Susan Carney, Jim Cirigliano, Josh Coffey

37. Lockup (2005– )
Episode: Lockup Raw: Prison Love (2008)

Documentary, News

7.3
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Stars: Jerry Bonds Sr., Jerry Bonds, Martha Bonds, Pamela Braswell

Votes: 6

38. 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

39. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: River of Fear (1975)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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A 12-year-old girl knows her stepfather murdered her mother. But her attempts to unmask him only impede the police's investigation.

Director: Michael Caffey | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Peter Haskell, Kim Richards

Votes: 29

40. Off Limits (2011– )
Episode: San Francisco (2011)

TV-PG | Documentary

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Stars: Don Wildman, John Gladsen, John Garvey, Jon Haeber

41. Criminal Minds (2005– )
Episode: The Fight (2010)

TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.5
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The BAU team travels to San Francisco to investigate the murders of several homeless men and teams up with a separate group of BAU operatives who are working another case they think is connected.

Director: Richard Shepard | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler

Votes: 875

42. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: The First Day of Forever (1972)

51 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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A would-be Jack The Ripper stalks the city, slashing to death prostitutes. Stone assigns a resistant Keller with protecting a prostitute who has been threatened.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Janice Rule, James Olson

Votes: 67

43. The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (1969–1972)
Episode: The Rockford Riddle (1969)

60 min | Drama

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Wife on trial for killing husband's mistress. Husband testifies he did it. After trial he recants; goes to jail - doesn't matter, the actress playing the wife is Claudette Longet who would killed her lover in real life. Must see episode!!.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, Charles Aidman

44. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: The Set-Up (1973)

52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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A hit man living a new life with a family in France is lured out of retirement by his former employer, a crime kingpin determined to rub out every witness to a murder he committed.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Stuart Whitman, Jason Evers

Votes: 46

45. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Time Out (1977)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Four cons escape and their longtime prison guard dedicates himself to bringing them back personally, frustrating Stone and Robbins who are perpetually one step behind the man who knows his prisoners' every probable move.

Director: Kenneth Gilbert | Stars: Karl Malden, Richard Hatch, Cliff Gorman, Herbert Jefferson Jr.

Votes: 21

46. The Streets of San Francisco (1972–1977)
Episode: Timelock (1972)

52 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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When a parolee whom Stone once coached in the Police Athletic League is accused of murdering another ex-con, Stone, Keller and a caring social worker rally to his defense.

Director: Robert Douglas | Stars: Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Peter Strauss, Bernie Casey

Votes: 52