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The Best Prison Movies and TV Shows on AMC

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 on AMC.

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1. The Shawshank Redemption

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9.3/10
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99/100
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 stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Air Force One

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6.5/10
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79/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles - and the integrity of the nation.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Stir Crazy

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Released: 1980Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe have no jobs and no prospects, so they decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, landing jobs wearing woodpecker costumes to promote the opening of a bank. When their feathery costumes are stolen and used in a bank robbery, they no longer have to worry about employment—they're sent to prison.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. The Longest Yard

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6.4/10
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69/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in a football game 'fixed' to turn out quite another way.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. Escape from L.A.

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Released: 1996Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: This time, a cataclysmic temblor hits Los Angeles, turning it into an island. The president views the quake as a sign from above, expels Los Angeles from the country and makes it a penal colony for those found guilty of moral crimes. When his daughter, part of a resistance movement, steals the control unit for a doomsday weapon, Snake again gets tapped to save the day.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo, fuboTV & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. Blood of the Vampire

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Released: 1958
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A man and wife are terrorized by Mad Scientist Dr. Callistratus who was executed but has returned to life with a heart transplant. Along with his crippled assistant Carl, the 'anemic' Mad Scientist, believed to be a vampire, conducts blood deficiency research on the inmates of a prison hospital for the criminally insane to sustain his return to life.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo, fuboTV & 3 others) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC).

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