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Based on a Stephen King novella, this 1994 film about a wrongly-convicted banker who spends nearly 20 years in the clink for murdering his wife.
1985 made-for-HBO film about a former-athlete-turned-tv-reporter sent to Siberia for allegedly trying to smuggle secrets out of the Soviet Union.
Sylvester Stallone as a man who's about done with his time in a low-security pen until he's taken without cause to a super-max run by a brutal warden with a grudge.
Frank Morris. Charlie Butts. Al Capone. Wolf. San Francisco Bay. 1979.
Ben Affleck as a sap just released from prison who finds out the hard way that aping the part of his presumed-newly-dead former cellmate wasn't a smart thing to do.
Robert Redford starred in this 1980 film about corruption in the Arkansas penal system, based on a book written by a former warden of an Arkansas prison.
A US Army Lte. Gen. is court-martialed and sent to Ft. Leavenworth for insubordination, where he squares off with a guard about treatment of fellow prisoners in this 2001 film.
Edward Norton starred in this 1998 film about a white-supremacist kid who commits a double murder and learns some things in his four-year sentence for manslaughter.
1994 film starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kyle MachLachlan about the 1971 prison riot at the Attica Correctional Facility in NY state.
Poor former US Army Ranger Cameron Poe had done his time for an accidental murder and was just trying to hitch a ride home when all hell broke loose on the airplane.
Susan Sarandon as Sister Helen Prejean, who befriends a man on death row in a Louisiana state pen.
Based on a Stephen King novel, this story about a Depression-era death-row Louisiana prisoner with a unique Rasputin-ish quality.
Clint Eastwood as a reporter who has only a few hours to prove a man's innocence before the man is put to death.
Based on a Norman Mailer book, this 1982 made-for-tv film featured Tommy Lee Jones as a man convicted of murder and sentenced to die by a Utah firing squad.
2003 action film about a American (Jean Claude Van Damme) in Russia who is sent up the river for killing the man who was acquitted of killing the protagonist's wife.
Paul Newman starred as the Christ-like namesake of this 1967 film about a poor sap who just won't submit to the authority of the warden of a Florida pen.
1974 exploitation film of the 'women-in-prison' genre.
Clyde Shelton has a beef with the US judicial system which released one of his wife's killers, and he's willing to kill a prosecutor (Jamie Foxx) to prove it.
Jon Voight as the fearless leader of a two-man escape from an Alaska prison; Eric Roberts as the less intuitive and more fearful tag-along in this 1985 classic.
Dax Shepard as a cat who can't get a break from a judge; Will Arnett as the judge's son. They're about to spend time together in this waste of two hours of your life.
Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor as two hapless cats who—having been framed for a bank robbery—are given 125-year prison sentences in this 1980 film.
1992 Edward James Olmos film about the rise of the Mexican Mafia in the California Penal System from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Burt Lancaster starred in this 1962 film about federal prison inmate—and lover of all things ornithological—Robert Stroud.
Steve McQueen starred as Henri Charrière, a Frenchman wrongly accused of murder, in this 1973 flick.
Tom Selleck's character enjoys a nice life, until the day two corrupt cops on the take from local drug dealers commit a murder and frame him with drugs.
1940 American drama about the experiences of one-time warden of Sing-Sing Correctional Facility Lewis E. Lawes.
An odd couple of Depression-era New York friends (played by Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence) are wrongly convicted of murder and given life sentences on a Mississippi labor farm.
The bluegrass music in this 2000 Coen Bros. flick might be more memorable than the movie—a Homerian tale of Depression-era Mississippi prisoners—itself.
Oscar-nominated 1985 Brazilian-American film about the Brazilian government's surveillance of an incarcerated Leftist.
Jim Carrey starred in this 2009 comedy-drama about the life of multiple-prison-escapee Steven Jay Russell.
2004 psychodrama about prison rape in California.
James Cagney as a crusading reporter who is unjustly thrown in jail where he befriends a gangster in this 1939 film.
Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger as fellow inmates trying to bust out of a supposedly escape-proof, top-secret U.S. prison in this 2013 film.
1978 film based on a true story about an American student sent to a Turkish prison for trying to smuggle hashish out of Turkey.
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