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The Best Prison Movies and TV Shows on Free Services

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 Free Services.

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1. 24

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8.3/10
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87/100
Year: 2001-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 9
Comedy, Animation

What it's about: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method of narration.

Where to Watch: 192 episodes (94%) are available to watch free online (IMDb TV). 205 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 205 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Chicago P.D.

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8.1/10
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77/100
Year: 2014-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 8
Documentary, Animation

What it's about: A riveting police drama about the men and women of the Chicago Police Department's District 21 who put it all on the line to serve and protect their community. District 21 is made up of two distinctly different groups: the uniformed cops who patrol the beat and go head-to-head with the city's street crimes and the Intelligence Unit that combats the city's major offenses - organized crime, drug trafficking, high profile murders and beyond.

Where to Watch: 155 episodes (98%) are available to watch free online (Peacock & NBC). 26 episodes (16%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Peacock Premium, fuboTV & 1 other). 24 episodes (15%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Oxygen, NBC & USA). 157 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Cube

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7.2/10
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74/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Mystery

What it's about: A group of strangers find themselves trapped in a maze-like prison. It soon becomes clear that each of them possesses the peculiar skills necessary to escape, if they don't wind up dead first.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. Escape From Alcatraz

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7.6/10
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74/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: San Francisco Bay, January 18, 1960. Frank Lee Morris is transferred to Alcatraz, a maximum security prison located on a rocky island. Although no one has ever managed to escape from there, Frank and other inmates begin to carefully prepare an escape plan.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Epix), 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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5. For Life

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7.6/10
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72/100
Year: 2020-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Documentary, Animation

What it's about: A prisoner becomes a lawyer, litigating cases for other inmates while fighting to overturn his own life sentence for a crime he didn’t commit.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (17%) are available to watch free online (ABC). 23 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu & fuboTV). 6 episodes (26%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (ABC). 22 episodes (96%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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6. Chicken Run

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7.0/10
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71/100
Released: 2000Rated: G
Animation, Family

What it's about: Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Ginger the chicken along with the help of Rocky the American rooster decide to rebel and lead their fellow chickens in a great escape from the murderous farmers Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy and their farm of doom.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. 60 Days In

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7.7/10
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65/100
Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: An unprecedented look at life behind bars at Indiana's Clark County Jail as seven innocent volunteers are sent to live among its general population for 60 days without officers, fellow inmates, or staff knowing their secret.

Where to Watch: 40 episodes (45%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & A&E). 86 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu & 4 others). 18 episodes (20%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (A&E). 84 episodes (95%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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8. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

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7.6/10
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84/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: After a 13-year imprisonment for the kidnap and murder of a 6 year old boy, beautiful Lee Guem-ja starts seeking revenge on the man that was really responsible for the boy's death. With the help of fellow inmates and reunited with her daughter, she gets closer and closer to her goal. But will her actions lead to the relief she seeks?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PopcornFlix) & stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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9. Death Race

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6.4/10
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69/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Terminal Island, New York: 2020. Overcrowding in the US penal system has reached a breaking point. Prisons have been turned over to a monolithic Weyland Corporation, which sees jails full of thugs as an opportunity for televised sport. Adrenalized inmates, a global audience hungry for violence and a spectacular, enclosed arena come together to form the 'Death Race', the biggest, most brutal event.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes

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7.8/10
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73/100
Year: 2019-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure

What it's about: A unique look inside the mind of an infamous serial killer with this cinematic self-portrait crafted from statements made by Ted Bundy, including present-day interviews, archival footage and audio recordings from death row.

Where to Watch: 8 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & IMDb TV).

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11. Midnight Express

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7.6/10
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86/100
Released: 1978Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his family, and the American government, or the "Midnight Express".

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

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12. Alcatraz

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7.0/10
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68/100
Year: 2012-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Comedy, Animation

What it's about: A unique team, consisting of a federal agent, a police officer and a conspiracy theory novelist, investigate the shocking reappearance of Alcatraz's most notorious prisoners, fifty years after they supposedly vanished.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (14%) are available to watch free online (CW Seed). 12 episodes (86%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. King of Devil's Island

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7.5/10
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65/100
Released: 2010
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, 1915. On the island Bastøy, outside Oslo, a group of young boys aged 11 to 18, are held in an institution for delinquent youth, notorious for its sadistic regime. One day a new boy, Erling, arrives, determined to escape from the island. After a tragic incident, he ends up leading the boys in a violent uprising. When the boys manage to take over the island, 150 soldiers are sent in to restore order.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy).

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14. Get the Gringo

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7.0/10
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68/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: A career criminal 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 watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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15. Gordon Behind Bars

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7.4/10
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52/100
Year: 2012-2021Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Animation

What it's about: Gordon sets up a business behind bars, attempting to get prisoners working and paying something back into the system. But training up a group of prisoners won't be easy...

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & IMDb TV). 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Discovery+).

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16. Starred Up

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7.4/10
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67/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: 19-year-old Eric, arrogant and ultra-violent, is prematurely transferred to the same adult prison facility as his estranged father. As his explosive temper quickly finds him enemies in both prison authorities and fellow inmates — and his already volatile relationship with his father is pushed past breaking point — Eric is approached by a volunteer psychotherapist, who runs an anger management group for prisoners. Torn between gang politics, prison corruption, and a glimmer of something better, Eric finds himself in a fight for his own life, unsure if his own father is there to protect him or join in punishing him.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 3 others), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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17. Stalag 17

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8.0/10
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68/100
Released: 1953
Drama

What it's about: It's a dreary Christmas 1944 for the American POWs in Stalag 17 and the men in Barracks 4, all sergeants, have to deal with a grave problem—there seems to be a security leak.

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

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18. Hard Rain

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5.9/10
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61/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

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 (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant

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7.4/10
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54/100
Year: 2005-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Mary Bryant, a Cornish girl who was convicted of petty theft, is being transported to the Australian Penal Colony on the First Fleet with other prisoners bound for Botany Bay.

Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 3 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & AcornTV).

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20. Felon

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7.4/10
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79/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

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

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21. The Big Bird Cage

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6.0/10
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70/100
Released: 1972Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Grier and Haig are thieving mercenaries who engineer a prison break from the outside.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Plex & PopcornFlix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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22. Undisputed

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6.2/10
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67/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

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 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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23. Dog Pound

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7.0/10
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61/100
Released: 2010
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Three juvenile delinquents arrive at a correctional center and are put under the care of an experienced guard.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Peacock, Plex & 2 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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24. In Hell

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6.2/10
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59/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the warden's entertainment.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 3 others), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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25. Kung Fu Jungle

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6.5/10
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60/100
Released: 2014
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: A martial arts instructor working at a police academy gets imprisoned after killing a man by accident. But when a vicious killer starts targeting martial arts masters, the instructor offers to help the police in return for his freedom.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla & Hiyah) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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26. Blood and Bone

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6.7/10
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62/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

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

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27. The Experiment

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6.4/10
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62/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: 20 men are chosen to participate in the roles of guards and prisoners in a psychological study that ultimately spirals out of control.

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

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28. Without Evidence

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4.1/10
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39/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: It is based on the true story of Michael Francke, who was the Head of Corrections for the state of Oregon before being murdered. Just before his murder, Francke visits his brother and informs him of a drug ring involving his prison colleagues. When Michael is killed, his brother begins his own investigation into the murder, leading him to more lies and deceit.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 3 others) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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29. Gridiron Gang

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6.9/10
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63/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

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

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30. Edmond

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6.2/10
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56/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers encompassing his long-suppressed rage, until Edmond explodes in violence.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Vudu & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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31. Half Past Dead

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4.7/10
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52/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: A man who goes undercover in a hi-tech prison to find out information to help prosecute those who killed his wife. While there, he stumbles onto a plot involving a death-row inmate and his $200 million stash of gold.

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

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32. Life of a King

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6.9/10
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56/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Life of a King is the true story of one man's mission to give inner city kids of Washington DC something he never had - a future. After being incarcerated for eighteen years, Eugene Brown established the Big Chair Chess Club to get kids off the streets and working towards lives they never believed they were capable of. This is his inspirational story.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Plex, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Up Faith Family) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Microsoft).

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33. Maximum Conviction

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4.8/10
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43/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: When former black ops operative Tom Steele and his partner Manning are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search of the new arrivals. As the true identities of the women are revealed, Steele realizes he's caught in the middle of something far bigger than he had imagined.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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34. Road Dogz

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5.8/10
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43/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: "Boyz N the Hood" meets "Blood In, Blood Out" in this gritty tale of life on the streets of East L.A. Danny (Jacob Vargas), Alfonso (Greg Serano) and Raymo (Clifton Collins Jr.) are lifelong friends who have spent their days hanging out and playing basketball. But everything is about to change...when one of them gets involved with a dangerous drug dealer, all their lives are at risk and they must make some life and death decisions.

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

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35. Extraction

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4.9/10
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40/100
Released: 2013
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A major feature exclusively for digital, EXTRACTION follows a U.S. Black Ops team member who finds himself the only survivor of a botched prisoner extraction mission. Forced to fight his way out of a maximum-security Chechen prison, he must keep his target alive in order to catch a terrorist arms-dealer who is a threat to thousands of lives.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex & Crackle) & rent or buy from $12.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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36. Bloodsport: The Dark Kumite

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35/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Agent John Keller goes undercover into the tough prison known as Fuego Penal to find out about the corpses of prisoners disappearing without a trace. There he gets involved in a dangerous tournament arranged by a man named Justin Caesar, where the prisoners are forced fight to death.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Google Play).

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37. Elimination Game

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3.6/10
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36/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In the wake of a shocking civilian massacre in a foreign war zone, disgraced Navy SEAL Rick Tyler is sentenced to rot in a maximum security military prison until he is offered the opportunity to put his life on the line to win his freedom. A one-man force of nature, Tyler will have to take-on and take-down some of the world's most ruthless killers in some of the world's most brutal locations to win the game, obtain his freedom and find out why he was set up. The question is, can he accomplish all of this before Game On is Game Over?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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38. Moonbase

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3.6/10
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33/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The most dangerous criminals in the universe escape from the Off-World Penitentiary and stow away to the quiet Moonbase Waste Disposal Plant. Hidden beneath the lunar surface lies an arsenal of nuclear warheads- the inmates' passport home to earth. Moonbase Commander John Russell launches a desperate fight to save his crew from a force capable of laying waste to an entire planet.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi).

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39. Penitentiary II

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4.2/10
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41/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: An ex-con, on parole and trying to straighten his life out, decides to resume his boxing career when one of his prison enemies escapes and kills his girlfriend.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

poster
free
tubi_tv

40. Lockdown

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5.5/10
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38/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Cop is framed for murder and sent to prison.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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free
tubi_tv
popcornflix

41. Timelock

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2.9/10
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32/100
Released: 1996
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In the 23rd century, a penal colony in a distant galaxy falls into anarchy when an inmate loads a virus into the computer system. While cryonic suspension was used to control the most dangerous criminals there, with the computers down these deadly men are back in circulation and determined to cause mayhem. With a gang of brilliant but dangerous inmates in control, a petty thief and the driver of the prison shuttle must stand against these lawless men for their own survival.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PopcornFlix).

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free
tubi_tv
shoutfactorytv

42. Convict 762

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3.5/10
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37/100
Released: 1997
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A spaceship with an all female crew runs into a meteor field because of a navigational mistake. They lose a lot of their fuel and realise they cant get home on what they've got. They are forced to land on a planet which has been reformed into one of the most dangerous penal colonies in the universe in order to refuel. Once there they realise only two men are left on the planet and they are engaged in hand to hand combat. The women cant figure out which one of the men is the officer and which one has systematically slaughtered the rest of the inmates. One by one each of the women is killed. Just who is Convict 762?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (Shout Factory TV).

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free
tubi_tv

43. Spoiler

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4.4/10
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34/100
Released: 1998
Science-Fiction, Thriller

What it's about: Roger Mason is a prisoner locked away in a futuristic fortress of a jail. Desperate to escape and see his daughter, he keeps making attempt after attempt to break free, but each one is foiled just as he's about to gain his freedom. As his punishments include being frozen in suspended animation for years at a time, he stays the same age while his daughter grows older. As more time keeps being added to his sentence, he despairs of ever getting out.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi).

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free
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tubi_tv
+ 2

44. No Beast So Fierce

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5.7/10
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41/100
Released: 2016
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Released after 20 years in prison, ex-con Charlie Sundstrom (Bailey Chase) returns to his home town to find that his estranged son, who has disappeared into the criminal underworld, is being hunted by a ruthless gang leader. Charlie enlists the help of a rogue corrections officer (Dylan Baker), to help in the search. But the corrections officer has a tragic past of his own. Soon their desperate lives will clash in a game-changing climax. In the tradition of films like 'Se7en', 'The Usual Suspects' and 'Angel Heart', 'No Beast So Fierce' draws much of its meaning and power from its shocking ending.

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

backdrop
free
tubi_tv
shoutfactorytv

45. Sci-fighters

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4.4/10
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35/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A renegade police officer tracks a rapist spreading a deadly virus around 2009 Boston.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi) & stream on a subscription service (Shout Factory TV).

poster
free
vudu_free

46. 2103: The Deadly Wake

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3.3/10
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29/100
Released: 1997
Science-Fiction, Drama

What it's about: Proxate Corporation recruits a boozy former ship captain and offers him a new identity: Sean Murdoch. His job: to take charge of large ship on one voyage. Once aboard, Murdoch realizes that the ship is a prison ship, and the cargo are criminally insane inmates. Murdoch's other problem: someone has planted bombs aboard the vessel. Murdoch's acrimonious relationship with the prison warden lends extra drama to the story.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu).

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free
tubi_tv

47. Dogboys

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4.8/10
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39/100
Released: 1998Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Corrupt officers track men for sport with dogs.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi).

poster
free
tubi_tv
vudu_free

48. Absolute Aggression

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4.1/10
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34/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Science-Fiction, Action & Adventure

What it's about: In the year 2011, the prison system is run by the private sector. Business tycoon R.D. Crowley (Robert Davi) has created a Virtual Reality prison. The prisoner's bodies are locked in suspended animation while their mind traverses the lethal labyrinth of games Crowley has designed for them. Crowley allows wealthy sportsmen to participate, for a price, in deadly VR combat with the prisoners.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu).

poster
free
tubi_tv
vudu_free
+ 1

49. Chain Link

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6.3/10
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37/100
Released: 2008
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A story about Anthony, a man recently released from prison who is trying to rebuild his life, getting a job and reconnecting with his ex-girlfriend Jade and their young son. But when Anthony finds himself in a bind, he's forced to consider a return to the criminal life.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Vudu & PopcornFlix).

poster
free
tubi_tv
vudu_free

50. The System Within

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3.3/10
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31/100
Released: 2006Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Tony "Wise" Good, is an internationally famous model. He fought his way out of the inner city and rocketed straight to the top. He had it all... The career, the trophy wife, fame, fortune and all the luxuries that come with success. But his swift rise to the top did not take him high enough to protect him from the sudden fall he was about to experience. The corrupt corporate world, the government's support and participation in that corruption, and the jealousy and greed of people he knew best, all lead to a rapid downward spiral into a living hell.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu).

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