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The Best Prison Movies and TV Shows

Finding a good Prison movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Prison movies and TV shows of all time streaming online.

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1. The Shawshank Redemption

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9.3/10
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93/100
Released: 1994Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. Gandhi

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8.1/10
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90/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive resistance', endeavouring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. 13th

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Released: 2016Rated: R
Documentary, Crime

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

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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4. Shrek 2

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7.2/10
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Released: 2004Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's tension in the marriage. The fairy godmother discovers that Shrek has married Fiona instead of her Son Prince Charming and sets about destroying their marriage.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. The Green Mile

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8.6/10
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89/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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6. GoodFellas

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8.7/10
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89/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: The true story of Henry Hill, a half-Irish, half-Sicilian Brooklyn kid who is adopted by neighbourhood gangsters at an early age and climbs the ranks of a Mafia family under the guidance of Jimmy Conway.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Microsoft & 3 others).

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7. The Pianist

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8.5/10
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88/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The true story of pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Papillon

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87/100
Released: 1973Rated: PG
Biography, Crime

What it's about: A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Walk the Line

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7.9/10
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Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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10. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

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87/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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11. A Clockwork Orange

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8.3/10
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Released: 1971Rated: R
Crime, Cult

What it's about: Demonic gang-leader Alex goes on the spree of rape, mugging and murder with his pack of "droogs". But he's a boy who also likes Beethoven's Ninth and a bit of "the old in-out, in-out". He later finds himself at the mercy of the state and its brainwashing experiment designed to take violence off the streets.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. We Need to Talk About Kevin

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86/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Tribeca Short List) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. The Mask

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6.9/10
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Released: 1994Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch the eye of local nightclub singer Tina Carlyle. Unfortunately, under the mask's influence, Ipkiss also robs a bank, which angers junior crime lord Dorian Tyrell, whose goons get blamed for the heist.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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14. The Color Purple

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85/100
Released: 1985Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: An epic tale spanning forty years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman living in the South who survives incredible abuse and bigotry. After Celie's abusive father marries her off to the equally debasing "Mister" Albert Johnson, things go from bad to worse, leaving Celie to find companionship anywhere she can. She perseveres, holding on to her dream of one day being reunited with her sister in Africa. Based on the novel by Alice Walker.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Ex Machina

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7.7/10
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84/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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16. The Breadwinner

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7.7/10
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84/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Animation, Family

What it's about: A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan, ruled by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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17. Malcolm X

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Released: 1992Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination and racial pride.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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18. Prison Break

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8.4/10
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84/100
Year: 2005-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.

Where to Watch: 89 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 91 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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19. The Night Of

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8.5/10
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83/100
Year: 2016-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Drama, Crime

What it's about: After a night of partying with a female stranger, a man wakes up to find her stabbed to death and is charged with her murder.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO). 8 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 8 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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20. American History X

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Released: 1998Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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21. A Prophet

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7.9/10
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83/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Sentenced to six years in prison, Malik El Djebena is alone in the world and can neither read nor write. On his arrival at the prison, he seems younger and more brittle than the others detained there. At once he falls under the sway of a group of Corsicans who enforce their rule in the prison. As the 'missions' go by, he toughens himself and wins the confidence of the Corsican group.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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22. Bringing Up Baby

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8.0/10
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83/100
Released: 1938
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: David Huxley is waiting to get a bone he needs for his museum collection. Through a series of strange circumstances, he meets Susan Vance, and the duo have a series of misadventures which include a leopard called Baby.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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23. Grand Illusion

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8.1/10
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83/100
Released: 1937
Drama, History

What it's about: A group of French soldiers, including the patrician Captain de Boeldieu and the working-class Lieutenant Maréchal, grapple with their own class differences after being captured and held in a World War I German prison camp. When the men are transferred to a high-security fortress, they must concoct a plan to escape beneath the watchful eye of aristocratic German officer von Rauffenstein, who has formed an unexpected bond with de Boeldieu.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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24. The Reader

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7.6/10
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83/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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25. The Central Park Five

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7.7/10
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83/100
Released: 2012
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park. They spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he alone had committed the crime, leading to their convictions being overturned. Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, this is the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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26. Kind Hearts and Coronets

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8.1/10
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82/100
Released: 1949
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: When his mother eloped with an Italian opera singer, Louis Mazzini was cut off from her aristocratic family. After the family refuses to let her be buried in the family mausoleum, Louis avenges his mother's death by attempting to murder every family member who stands between himself and the family fortune. But when he finds himself torn between his longtime love and the widow of one of his victims, his plans go awry.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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27. Sleepers

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7.6/10
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82/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Two gangsters seek revenge on the state jail worker who during their stay at a youth prison sexually abused them. A sensational court hearing takes place to charge him for the crimes.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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28. Making a Murderer

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8.6/10
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82/100
Year: 2015-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: Filmed over 10 years, this real-life thriller follows a DNA exoneree who, while exposing police corruption, becomes a suspect in a grisly new crime.

Where to Watch: 20 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 12 episodes (60%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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29. Night and Fog

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8.6/10
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82/100
Released: 1955
Documentary, Independent

What it's about: Filmmaker Alain Resnais documents the atrocities behind the walls of Hitler's concentration camps.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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30. Life Is Beautiful

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8.6/10
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82/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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31. 3-Iron

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8.0/10
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82/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A young man, whose only possession is a motorcycle, spends his time riding around the city looking for empty apartments. After finding one, he hangs out for a while, fixing himself something to eat, washing laundry or making small repairs in return. He always tries to leave before the owners get back but in one ostensibly empty mansion he meets the abused wife of a rich man and she escapes with him...

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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32. Arrested Development

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8.8/10
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Year: 2003-2019Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Comedy

What it's about: The story of a wealthy family that lost everything, and the one son who had no choice but to keep them all together.

Where to Watch: 91 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hulu). 68 episodes (75%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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33. Cool Hand Luke

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Released: 1967Rated: PG
Crime, Drama

What it's about: When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable will. Luke's bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison's dreaded solitary confinement cell, "the box," make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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34. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

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7.4/10
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81/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion causing severe destruction to the Kremlin and the IMF to be implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to disavow them. No longer being aided by the government, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks around the globe, although they might still be too late to stop a disaster.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (FX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 9 services (iTunes, Google Play & 7 others).

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35. Sin City

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Released: 2005Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and then there are those hoping for a little of both. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still trying to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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36. Hunger

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Released: 2008
Biography, Drama

What it's about: The story of Bobby Sands, the IRA member who led the 1981 hunger strike in which Republican prisoners tried to win political status. It dramatises events in the Maze prison in the six weeks prior to Sands’ death.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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37. Incendies

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Released: 2010Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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38. Body Heat

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Released: 1981Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman convinces her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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39. Le Cercle Rouge

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Released: 1970
Crime, Drama

What it's about: When French criminal Corey gets released from prison, he resolves to never return. He is quickly pulled back into the underworld, however, after a chance encounter with escaped murderer Vogel. Along with former policeman and current alcoholic Jansen, they plot an intricate jewel heist. All the while, quirky Police Commissioner Mattei, who was the one to lose custody of Vogel, is determined to find him.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

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40. Buffalo '66

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Released: 1998Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Tribeca Short List), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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41. Get the Gringo

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7.0/10
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80/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: A career criminal (Gibson) nabbed by Mexican authorities is placed in a tough prison where he learns to survive with the help of a 9-year-old boy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (PlayStation Store).

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42. Ocean's Eleven

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7.8/10
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80/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG-13
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: Less than 24 hours into his parole, charismatic thief Danny Ocean is already rolling out his next plan: In one night, Danny's hand-picked crew of specialists will attempt to steal more than $150 million from three Las Vegas casinos. But to score the cash, Danny risks his chances of reconciling with ex-wife, Tess.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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43. Death Proof

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7.0/10
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80/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Thriller, Mystery

What it's about: Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna and Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel leering from behind the wheel of his muscle car, revving just feet away.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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44. Black Hawk Down

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7.7/10
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80/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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45. Orange Is the New Black

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8.1/10
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80/100
Year: 2013-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 6
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women's prison, where she trades her comfortable New York life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.

Where to Watch: 78 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix). 78 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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46. Oz

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8.7/10
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80/100
Year: 1997-2019Rated: TV-MASeasons: 6
Drama, Crime

What it's about: The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.

Where to Watch: 56 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO & Prime Video). 56 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO). 56 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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47. In the Name of the Father

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8.1/10
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80/100
Released: 1993Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends fifteen years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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48. A Man Escaped

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8.2/10
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79/100
Released: 1956
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A captured French Resistance fighter during World War II engineers a daunting escape from prison.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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49. The Great Escape