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The Best Prison Movies and TV Shows on CBS All Access

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 CBS All Access.

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1. Dead Man Walking

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7.5/10
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82/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who, in his last days, forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality, as she accompanies him to his execution.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, CBS All Access, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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2. The Italian Job

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7.3/10
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80/100
Released: 1969Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: Charlie's got a 'job' to do. Having just left prison he finds one his of friends has attempted a high risk job in Torino, Italy, right under the nose of the mafia. Charlie's friend doesn't get very far, so Charlie takes over the 'job'. Using three Mini Coopers, a couple of Jaguars and a bus, he hopes to bring Torino to a standstill, steal a fortune in gold and escape in the chaos.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Sony Crackle & Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, CBS All Access & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Top Secret!

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7.2/10
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78/100
Released: 1984Rated: PG
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Popular and dashing American singer Nick Rivers travels to East Germany to perform in a music festival. When he loses his heart to the gorgeous Hillary Flammond, he finds himself caught up in an underground resistance movement. Rivers joins forces with Agent Cedric and Flammond to attempt the rescue of her father, Dr. Paul, from the Germans, who have captured the scientist in hopes of coercing him into building a new naval mine.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. The Running Man

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76/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: By 2017, the global economy has collapsed and American society has become a totalitarian police state, censoring all cultural activity. The government pacifies the populace by broadcasting a number of game shows in which convicted criminals fight for their lives, including the gladiator-style The Running Man, hosted by the ruthless Damon Killian, where “runners” attempt to evade “stalkers” and certain death for a chance to be pardoned and set free.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & CBS All Access) & 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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67/100
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 watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. Undisputed

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6.2/10
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63/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Monroe Hutchens is the heavyweight champion of Sweetwater, a maximum security prison. He was convicted to a life sentence due to a passionate crime. Iceman Chambers is the heavyweight champion, who lost his title due to a rape conviction to ten years in Sweetwater. WHen these two giants collide in the same prison, they fight against each other disputing who is the real champion.

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

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7. We're No Angels

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60/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Independent

What it's about: Two escaped cons' only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Hard Rain

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57/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Get swept up in the action as an armored car driver (Christian Slater) tries to elude a gang of thieves (led by Morgan Freeman) while a flood ravages the countryside. Hard Rain is "a wild, thrilling, chilling action ride" filled with close calls, uncertain loyalties and heart-stopping heroics.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Another 48 Hrs.

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57/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: For the past four years, San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the "Ice Man". Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is scheduled to be released from prison on the next day.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Reindeer Games

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56/100
Released: 2000Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.

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