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The Best Prison Movies and TV Shows on Epix

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 Epix.

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1. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

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7.4/10
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88/100
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 subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. His Girl Friday

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7.9/10
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84/100
Released: 1940
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't let that happen and frames the fiancé, Bruce Baldwin, for one thing after another, to keep him temporarily held in prison, while trying to steer Hildy into returning to her old job as his employee.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Vudu & 2 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Epix, Hoopla & 3 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. The Living Daylights

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6.7/10
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76/100
Released: 1987Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Romance

What it's about: James Bond helps a Russian General escape into the west. He soon finds out that the KGB wants to kill him for helping the General. A little while later the General is kidnapped from the Secret Service leading 007 to be suspicious.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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4. Licence to Kill

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6.6/10
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76/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: After capturing the notorious drug lord Franz Sanchez, Bond's close friend and former CIA agent Felix Leiter is left for dead and his wife is murdered. Bond goes rogue and seeks vengeance on those responsible, as he infiltrates Sanchez's organization from the inside.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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5. The Last Stand

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72/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Ray Owens is sheriff of the quiet US border town of Sommerton Junction after leaving the LAPD following a bungled operation. Following his escape from the FBI, a notorious drug baron, his gang, and a hostage are heading toward Sommerton Junction where the police are preparing to make a last stand to intercept them before they cross the border. Owens is reluctant to become involved but ultimately joins in with the law enforcement efforts

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

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6. Three Came Home

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7.3/10
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66/100
Released: 1950
Drama

What it's about: Borneo, 1941, during World War II. When the Japanese occupy the island, American writer Agnes Newton Keith is separated from her husband and imprisoned with her son in a prison camp run by the enigmatic Colonel Suga…

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Epix & Secrets of Cinema), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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7. Foxfire

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6.2/10
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62/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. The Killer Is Loose

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54/100
Released: 1956
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A savings-and-loan bank is robbed; later, a police wiretap identifies teller Leon Poole as inside man. In capturing him, detective Sam Wagner accidentally kills Poole's young wife, and at his trial Poole swears vengeance against Wagner. Poole begins his plans to get revenge when he escapes his captors.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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9. The Secret Invasion

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46/100
Released: 1964
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: During World War II, convicts are recruited by the Allies for an extremely hazardous mission.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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10. The Hanoi Hilton

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6.2/10
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44/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Lionel Chetwynd's film documents the horrific struggles that faced American POWs held in the North Vietnamese prison Hoa Lo -- more infamously known as the Hanoi Hilton -- between 1964 and 1975. Williamson (Michael Moriarty) leads a group of American servicemen who are prisoners at the detention camp. He assumes command after Cathcart (Lawrence Pressman) is dragged off to be tortured.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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11. Prison Break

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43/100
Released: 1938
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Barton MacLane stars as a tuna fisherman who has been wrongfully convicted of a murder he did not commit. His exemplary behavior in prison ensures that he is up for early parole. He realizes, however, that his movements will be limited, and he will be unable to join and wed his beloved. The only solution is to escape and hunt down the real killer, himself.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Epix) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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12. The Sun Sets at Dawn

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39/100
Released: 1950
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A reporter investigates the story of a young man who may have been wrongly convicted and sentenced to be executed.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Epix & Fandor), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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13. In the Custody of Strangers

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39/100
Released: 1982
Drama

What it's about: A teenage delinquent who goes on a drunken joyride is left in jail overnight by his parents in the hope that he might learn a lesson from it. But events follow which result in the boy spending far longer behind bars than anyone had foreseen.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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14. Savage Sisters

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4.9/10
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39/100
Released: 1974Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Independent

What it's about: A corrupt General plans on smuggling one million US dollars out of the Banana Republic he dominates. Local revolutionaries plan on stealing the cash but are thwarted when a bandit leader they are working with double crosses them. A tough cop and her boyfriend help two of the female revolutionaries escape from prison hoping that they will lead them to the cash, which they plan on keeping for themselves.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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15. The Escape

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5.0/10
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37/100
Released: 1998Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Mystery

What it's about: Clayton, at the age of nineteen, is convicted for a crime he did not commit. Ten years afterwards, after having taken all the abuses against him in prison, he decides to escape, without caring about the consequences.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Epix) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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16. All the Kind Strangers

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5.8/10
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35/100
Released: 1974
Thriller, Horror

What it's about: An LA photographer, driving through backwoods country, spots a young boy walking on the side of the road and offers him a ride home. After reaching the isolated house, he discovers that the boy and his siblings are keeping a woman prisoner as their "mom" and now he is expected to be their "dad"...or else.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Epix) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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17. Terror Squad

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35/100
Released: 1988
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: A squad of Libyan terrorists infiltrate the city of Kokomo, Indiana, with the goal of car bombing a nuclear power plant. While attempting to escape local law enforcement, a massive car chase ensues, terrorizing the entire town before the terrorists end up at the local high school and take the detention class hostage. Will they escape? Will the crafty delinquents foil their plans? Will Chuck Connors step more than two feet away from his car? Watch and find out!

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Epix) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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18. The Last Mile

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34/100
Released: 1932
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Richard Walters is condemned to death for a murder he claims not to have committed. He arrives on death row just before a brutal inmate leads the other convicts in a violent uprising. Walters gets caught up in the riot, while on the outside his friends are trying to find evidence of his innocence.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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19. Girls in Chains

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4.6/10
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34/100
Released: 1943
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A fired teacher (Arline Judge) finds work at a girls reform school and helps a detective (Roger Clark) on a case.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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20. Convict Cowboy

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5.5/10
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34/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Rodeo-cum-prison movie about an ageing rodeo star bonding with a young rookie while they both serve time.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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21. They Never Come Back

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34/100
Released: 1932
Action & Adventure, Independent

What it's about: Prizefighter Jimmy Nolan, facing an opportunity to get a championship fight, is knocked out when he sustains what is apparently a permanent injury to his arm. From there, Nolan's path leads downhill. He is drawn into a romance with a nightclub entertainer, then is framed on a theft charge by a jealous suitor. After his prison term, Nolan makes a spectacular comeback in a fight which proves his courage and integrity, while disproving the fallacy about the old sports adage that "they never come back."

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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22. Enemy of the Law

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33/100
Released: 1945
Action & Adventure, Musical

What it's about: Charley Gray is about to be released from the state penitentiary after serving a long term for the robbery of a government gold shipment. The gold was never recovered, so the Texas Ranger chief has Ranger Panhandle Perkins planted in the prison as Charley's cell-mate in the hopes Charley will tell him where the loot is buried. Charley has a map of the location but is afraid it may be discovered so, while Panhandle is asleep, he draws a copy of it on the sole of Panhandle's foot. Charley then destroys the map but intends to keep "Panhandle" close to him upon their release from prison. Charley makes Panhandle accompany him back to the town where the rest of the hold-up gang is holed up. They go to the saloon owned by Steve Martin, also a member of the hold-up gang, but Charley was the one who buried the loot before he was captured and Charley has no intentions of divulging the location of the gold. Written by Les Adams

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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23. Mrs. Pollifax — Spy

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33/100
Released: 1971Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Mrs. Emily Pollifax of New Jersey goes to the CIA to volunteer for spy duty, being in her own opinion, expendable now that the children are grown and she's widowed. And being just what the department needed (someone who looks and acts completely unlike a spy), she's assigned to simple courier duty to pick up a book in Mexico City. But when the pickup doesn't go as planned, Mrs. Pollifax finds herself handcuffed to a handsome stranger on a plane bound for an Albanian prison. And it's up to her to get them out.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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24. Wild Geese II

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4.8/10
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33/100
Released: 1985Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Epix) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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25. Savage Island

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3.5/10
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33/100
Released: 1985Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Women who have been captured and sold as slave labor to a South American emerald mine hatch a plan for revolution and revenge.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Epix & Full Moon), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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26. The Law of 45's

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5.1/10
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32/100
Released: 1935

What it's about: Lawyer Rontel has made Geologist Sheffield his prisoner and by power of attorney is using his money to buy the ranches of those driven off by his hired men. But when he goes after Hayden, Tucson and Stoney arrive and things begin to change.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Epix) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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27. Whistling Bullets

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5.8/10
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31/100
Released: 1937
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Ace Beldon is in prison, but with his stolen bonds not recovered, Capt. Saunders has an idea. He sends Graham to prison and has him and Beldon break out. With Ranger Raymond assisting, they make their escape and get to the hangout run by Stone. But the plan starts to go awry when Sam overhears Graham talking with the Captain and reports back to Stone.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Epix) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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28. Guru, the Mad Monk

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3.6/10
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31/100
Released: 1970Rated: R
Horror

What it's about: A deranged 15th Century prison colony chaplain exploits his power to get money for his church including murder and grave robbing committed by his vampire mistress and one-eyed hunchback assistant.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Epix), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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