Prision movies

by guisreis | created - 21 Nov 2016 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

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1. A Twelve-Year Night (2018)

TV-MA | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

1973. Uruguay is governed by a military dictatorship. One autumn night, three Tupamaro prisoners are taken from their jail cells in a secret military operation. The order is precise: "As we... See full summary »

Director: Álvaro Brechner | Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Chino Darín, Alfonso Tort, César Troncoso

Votes: 5,871

2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,165,821 | Gross: $28.34M

3. El marginal (2016– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Miguel (Juan Minujin), a former Argentinian cop, is sent by a judge to get into a prison in order to find the kidnapper of his daughter as a result of a favor. Once in there, he changes his... See full summary »

Stars: Martina Gusman, Gerardo Romano, Claudio Rissi, Nicolás Furtado

Votes: 2,216

Amazing Argentine TV series!

4. Free Angela and All Political Prisoners (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

A documentary that chronicles the life of young college professor Angela Davis, and how her social activism implicates her in a botched kidnapping attempt that ends with a shootout, four dead, and her name on the FBI's 10 most wanted list.

Director: Shola Lynch | Stars: Angela Davis, Eisa Davis

Votes: 502

5. O Dia em Que Dorival Encarou a Guarda (1986)

14 min | Short

Dorival, a man in jail, has only one wish: to take a bath. To achieve his objective, he defies the private, the corporal, the sargeant and, finally, the lieutenant in charge of the prison.

Directors: Jorge Furtado, José Pedro Goulart | Stars: João Acaiabe, Sirmar Antunes, Zé Adão Barbosa, Pedro Santos

Votes: 242

http://portacurtas.org.br/filme/?name=o_dia_em_que_dorival_encarou_a_guarda

6. The Boxer and Death (1963)

120 min | Drama, Sport

In a Nazi concentration camp, an escapee awaiting execution is spared when the commandant, a former prize-fighter, discovers the prisoner has amateur boxing ability. Ordered to train, he gradually sharpens his skills.

Director: Peter Solan | Stars: Stefan Kvietik, Manfred Krug, Valentina Thielová, Józef Kondrat

Votes: 267

7. Watchmen (2009)

R | 162 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

56 Metascore

In 1985 where former superheroes exist, the murder of a colleague sends active vigilante Rorschach into his own sprawling investigation, uncovering something that could completely change the course of history as we know it.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman

Votes: 473,595 | Gross: $107.51M

8. Natural Born Killers (1994)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Rodney Dangerfield

Votes: 204,682 | Gross: $50.28M

9. 13th (2016)

TV-MA | 100 min | Documentary, Crime, News

88 Metascore

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

Director: Ava DuVernay | Stars: Melina Abdullah, Michelle Alexander, Cory Booker, Dolores Canales

Votes: 20,778

10. Glass (2019)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

43 Metascore

Security guard David Dunn uses his supernatural abilities to track Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty-four personalities.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Anya Taylor-Joy

Votes: 171,500 | Gross: $111.04M

11. Friendly Fire (1998)

76 min | Drama

Brazil in the early 70s. Miguel, Eloi, Osvaldo and Paolo take part in armed attacks against the military dictatorship. They pay a heavy price with torture and arrest. Today the four friends... See full summary »

Director: Beto Brant | Stars: Leonardo Villar, Helio Lahal, Zécarlos Machado, Cacá Amaral

Votes: 353

12. Carandiru (2003)

R | 145 min | Drama, Crime

71 Metascore

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 »

Director: Hector Babenco | Stars: Enrique Diaz, Wagner Moura, Caio Blat, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

Votes: 16,844 | Gross: $0.21M

13. Praça Paris (2017)

110 min | Drama

Glória is a woman from Rio de Janeiro who tries to move on with her life despite the traumas caused by an abusive father and a drug dealer brother. She starts therapy with Camila, a young Portuguese psychoanalyst.

Director: Lúcia Murat | Stars: Grace Passô, Joana de Verona, Marco Antonio Caponi, Alex Brasil

Votes: 175

14. Almost Brothers (2004)

102 min | Drama

The strange friendship between two men of opposite social classes. Miguel is a senator. His childhood friend Jorge is a major drug-dealer. In the 1970s, they meet in prison: Miguel was ... See full summary »

Director: Lúcia Murat | Stars: Caco Ciocler, Flavio Bauraqui, Werner Schünemann, Antônio Pompêo

Votes: 587

15. Batman Begins (2005)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure

70 Metascore

After training with his mentor, Batman begins his fight to free crime-ridden Gotham City from corruption.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Ken Watanabe, Liam Neeson

Votes: 1,228,177 | Gross: $206.85M

16. Vera (II) (1986)

88 min | Drama

Young girl spends her adolescence in an institution for minors, developing some masculine traits in her personality. In this hostile environment, she can only find some sympathy in a ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Toledo | Stars: Ana Beatriz Nogueira, Raul Cortez, Aida Leiner, Carlos Kroeber

Votes: 185

17. Malcolm X (1992)

PG-13 | 202 min | Biography, Drama, History

72 Metascore

Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Angela Bassett, Delroy Lindo, Spike Lee

Votes: 77,554 | Gross: $48.17M

A small but important part of the story is held in prision.

18. Midnight (1998)

R | 75 min | Drama

On December 31st of 1999, the destiny brings a fugitive prisoner and a depressed middle class teacher together, as the new millennium approaches bringing hope to everyone.

Directors: Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas | Stars: Fernanda Torres, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Matheus Nachtergaele, Nelson Sargento

Votes: 643

19. Down by Law (1986)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

Two innocent people are arrested. An interesting third person, with broken English, joins them in their cell. On his idea, they decide to escape from the prison. Their journey is the rest of the movie.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi

Votes: 44,612 | Gross: $1.44M

20. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

76 Metascore

Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau

Votes: 107,838 | Gross: $43.00M

21. Jogo de Xadrez (2014)

80 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Each move could be the last one.

Director: Luis Antonio Pereira | Stars: Priscila Fantin, Carla Marins, Antonio Calloni, Tuca Andrada

Votes: 64

22. The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)

PG | 109 min | Comedy

73 Metascore

A comic allegory about a traveling Bushman who encounters modern civilization and its stranger aspects, including a clumsy scientist and a band of revolutionaries.

Director: Jamie Uys | Stars: N!xau, Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo, Louw Verwey

Votes: 49,998 | Gross: $30.03M

Very little time inside prision, but the bushman is arrested.

23. The Colony (2015)

R | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

33 Metascore

A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody has ever escaped from.

Director: Florian Gallenberger | Stars: Emma Watson, Daniel Brühl, Michael Nyqvist, Richenda Carey

Votes: 43,527

24. The A-Team (1983–1987)
Episode: Pros and Cons (1983)

TV-PG | 48 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

When a friend of B.A.'s ends up in a prison in Strykersville, FL, the team goes in with an elaborate plan to rescue him. The warden has developed a fight program and he forces prisoners to ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Satlof | Stars: George Peppard, Dirk Benedict, Melinda Culea, Dwight Schultz

Votes: 280

25. Undisputed (2002)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

When heavyweight champion George "Iceman" Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker

Votes: 27,401 | Gross: $12.40M

26. Carpinteros (2017)

TV-MA | 106 min | Drama

68 Metascore

Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic's Najayo Prison. His romance, with fellow prisoner Yanelly, must develop through sign language... See full summary »

Director: José María Cabral | Stars: Orestes Amador, Ramón Emilio Candelario, Carlota Carretero, Jose Cruz

Votes: 472

27. When They See Us (2019)

TV-MA | 296 min | Biography, Drama, History

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park. Based on the true story.

Stars: Asante Blackk, Caleel Harris, Ethan Herisse, Marquis Rodriguez

Votes: 54,582



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