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1. The Hateful Eight (2015)

R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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68 Metascore

In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins

Votes: 435,698 | Gross: $54.12M

2. A Clockwork Orange (1971)

R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.3
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80 Metascore

In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Michael Bates, Warren Clarke

Votes: 690,514

3. If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)

R | 119 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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87 Metascore

A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn't commit.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Teyonah Parris

Votes: 25,797 | Gross: $14.92M

4. Rescue Dawn (2006)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

7.3
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77 Metascore

A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Zach Grenier

Votes: 95,166 | Gross: $5.49M

5. Murder in the First (1995)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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An eager and idealistic young attorney defends an Alcatraz prisoner accused of murdering a fellow inmate. The extenuating circumstances: his client had just spent over three years in solitary confinement.

Director: Marc Rocco | Stars: Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Embeth Davidtz

Votes: 24,767 | Gross: $17.38M

6. The Experiment (2010)

R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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26 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.

Director: Paul Scheuring | Stars: Adrien Brody, Cam Gigandet, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace

Votes: 48,291

7. Land of Mine (2015)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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75 Metascore

In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.

Director: Martin Zandvliet | Stars: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

Votes: 28,332 | Gross: $0.44M

8. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R | 123 min | Drama, War

7.3
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During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 13,360 | Gross: $2.31M

9. West of Memphis (2012)

R | 147 min | Documentary, Crime

7.9
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80 Metascore

An examination of a failure of justice in the case against the West Memphis Three.

Director: Amy Berg | Stars: Jason Baldwin, Damien Wayne Echols, Jessie Misskelley, Michael Baden

Votes: 9,274 | Gross: $0.31M

10. Chattahoochee (1989)

R | 97 min | Biography, Drama

6.4
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In 1955 Florida, a Korean vet has a breakdown and is incarcerated in a "maximum security" mental health prison, where patients are abused.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand, Pamela Reed

Votes: 1,683 | Gross: $0.26M

11. Screwed (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama

5.7
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The film is a semi-biographical story based on the experiences of former prison guard Ronnie Thompson who spent seven years working in some of the UK's most dangerous prisons. Based on ... See full summary »

Director: Reg Traviss | Stars: James D'Arcy, Noel Clarke, Frank Harper, Kate Magowan

Votes: 1,902

12. Ghost Machine (2009)

R | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

4.8
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Two technicians battle a vengeful spirit that has infected their stolen military software.

Director: Chris Hartwill | Stars: Sean Faris, Rachael Taylor, Luke Ford, Richard Dormer

Votes: 1,720

13. The Mark of Cain (2007)

R | 87 min | Drama, War

6.5
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Uses detailed research and explosive new testimonies by soldiers who have served in Iraq to tell an emotional fictional story of two young men very much out of their depth.

Director: Marc Munden | Stars: Gerard Kearns, Matthew McNulty, Naomi Bentley, Elliot Cowan

Votes: 1,389

14. Thunder II (1987)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Drama

5.9
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Indian sheriff Thunder is transferred to a small town in the desert. He learns that the corrupt deputy is paid by the drug mob. To protect himself, the deputy sets a trap for Thunder and ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio De Angelis | Stars: Mark Gregory, Raimund Harmstorf, Karen Reel, Bo Svenson

Votes: 176

15. Rikers (2016)

70 min | Documentary

7.7
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RIKERS provides powerful personal testimonies about the culture of violence and corruption that has plagued the notorious New York City jail for over three decades.

Directors: Mark Benjamin, Marc Levin | Stars: Tariq Barnes, Barry Campbell, Hector Custodio, Candie Hailey-Means

Votes: 18

16. Female Prisoner No. 701: Sasori (2011)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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Based on the movie series of the same name from 1972 and on, the updated film is the story of a betrayed Nami Matsushima, prisoner #701, who is sent to a women's prison for attempted murder... See full summary »

Director: Ken'ichi Fujiwara | Stars: Kirara Asuka, Sana, Suwaru Ryû, Jun'ichi Kawamoto

Votes: 26

17. Médecin-chef à la Santé (2012 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama

7.3
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A woman replaces a co-worker as a medical doctor at La Sante prison in Paris.

Director: Yves Rénier | Stars: Mathilde Seigner, Samuel Labarthe, Youssef Hajdi, Jérôme Robart

Votes: 32

18. Homeland (2011– )
Episode: Blind Spot (2011)

TV-MA | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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A man is captured by the CIA in Islamabad, who turns out to be Brody's former guard and torturer while he was a prisoner. The man is interrogated by Saul, but Brody wants to see him in person.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin, David Harewood

Votes: 2,463

19. Superjail! (2007–2014)
Episode: Bunny Love (2007)

TV-MA | Animation, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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The Warden requests the inmates wear bunny costumes as uniforms, but the Twins order some wolf costumes as well and make all Hell breaks lose when they start acting like the animals they are dressed as.

Director: Christy Karacas | Stars: David Wain, Teddy Cohn, Richard Mather, Christy Karacas

Votes: 77

20. The Empire Files (2015– )
Episode: Enter the Biggest Prison System in History (2015)

Documentary, News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Eddie Conway, Abby Martin, Eugene Puryear

21. Superjail! (2007–2014)
Episode: Ladies Night (2008)

TV-MA | 11 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

8.0
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The Warden makes a bet with his counterpart from a women's prison

Director: Christy Karacas | Stars: David Wain, Teddy Cohn, Richard Mather, Christopher McCulloch

Votes: 63

22. Superjail! (2007–2014)
Episode: Terrorarium (2008)

TV-MA | 12 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

8.4
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The Warden holds a science fair, but declares himself the winner, with his "Terrorarium" and makes several inmates go inside of it.

Director: Christy Karacas | Stars: David Wain, Teddy Cohn, Richard Mather, Christopher McCulloch

Votes: 57



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