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The Best Prison Movies and TV Shows on Hoopla

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 Hoopla.

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1. The Count of Monte Cristo

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7.7/10
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77/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Edmond Dantés's life and plans to marry the beautiful Mercedes are shattered when his best friend, Fernand, deceives him. After spending 13 miserable years in prison, Dantés escapes with the help of a fellow inmate and plots his revenge, cleverly insinuating himself into the French nobility.

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

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2. Cube

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7.2/10
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77/100
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 & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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3. Wentworth

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8.6/10
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75/100
Year: 2013-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 9
Drama, Crime

What it's about: Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.

Where to Watch: 90 episodes (95%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Hoopla). 34 episodes (36%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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4. 60 Days In

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7.7/10
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63/100
Year: 2016-2021Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Comedy, Documentary

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: 89 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & A&E). 85 episodes (96%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu & 3 others). 84 episodes (94%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others).

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5. Bronson

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7.1/10
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73/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A young man who was sentenced to 7 years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending 30 years in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter ego, Charles Bronson.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. On the Job

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63/100
Released: 2013
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: On The Job is about the ambitions and passions of four men trying to make a living, for themselves and their families. It shows the parallels between two prison inmates who are contract killers, and the two agents of the law investigating the murders. As they get caught in a web of machination of corrupt government officials, their jobs lead them on a head-on collision against each other with their loved ones as collateral damage.

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

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7. I Love You Phillip Morris

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70/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Romance, LGBTQ

What it's about: Steve Russell is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris. Smitten, Russell devotes his entire life to being with Morris regardless of the consequences.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Banished

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59/100
Year: 2015-2021Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
History, Drama

What it's about: At its heart, Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. Rather, it is a tale of love, faith, justice and morality played out on an epic scale in a confined community where the stakes are literally life and death.

Where to Watch: 11 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, BritBox & 1 other). 11 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Stalag 17

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8.0/10
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73/100
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 & PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Brawl in Cell Block 99

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72/100
Released: 2017
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: After working as a drug courier and getting into a brutal shootout with police, a former boxer finds himself at the mercy of his enemies as they force him to instigate violent acts that turn the prison he resides in into a battleground.

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

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11. Starred Up

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70/100
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 (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. Get the Gringo

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71/100
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, PlutoTV & 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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13. Birds of a Feather

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48/100
Year: 1989-2021Seasons: 13
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Birds of a Feather is a British sitcom that was broadcast on BBC One from 1989 until 1998 and on ITV from 2013. Starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph, it was created by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, who also wrote some of the episodes along with many other writers. The first episode sees sisters Tracey Stubbs and Sharon Theodopolopodos brought together when their husbands are sent to prison for armed robbery. Sharon, who lived in an Edmonton council flat, moves into Tracey's expensive house in Chigwell, Essex. Their next-door neighbour, and later friend, Dorien Green is a middle-aged married woman who is constantly having affairs with younger men. In the later series the location is changed to Hainault. The series ended on Christmas Eve 1998 after a 9-year-run.On 3 March 2009, the The Mirror reported that the classic sitcom was set for a return reporting that Lesley Joseph, Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson have all been asked by the team behind the sitcom to make another series. Quirke was reported as saying that they were up for the challenge if the writers came up with good ideas. After this speculation of a return in early 2009 nothing more was said. However, in July 2012 Lesley Joseph hinted that Birds of a Feather could return for another series following a successful stage tour.

Where to Watch: 26 episodes (20%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & AcornTV). 16 episodes (13%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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14. The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant

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50/100
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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15. Edmond

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6.2/10
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59/100
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), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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16. 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 & Plex), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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17. Kung Fu Jungle

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

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, Peacock & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, Hoopla & Hiyah) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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18. Kill Zone 2

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6.8/10
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60/100
Released: 2015
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A Hong Kong cop named Kit busts a major gangster only to find his cover blown and his main witness gone. The gangster, in retaliation, has him kidnapped and put in a Thai jail with a false criminal identity. A lowly prison guard Chai with extraordinary fighting skills guards kit and prevents his escape from prison. The prison guard’s daughter suffers from a rare form of leukemia and Kit is the only donor who can save her. The prison guard discovers Kit’s real identity and helps him to escape in return for his agreeing to save his daughter. Together, Kit and Chai must face the gangster and his minions and take them down.

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

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19. Son of a Gun

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64/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Crime, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but protection comes at a price.

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

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20. Rescue Dawn

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7.3/10
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73/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (YouTube), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV, Showtime & Hoopla), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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21. Beyond Re-Animator

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5.8/10
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59/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Once again tampering with mother nature to disastrous results, Dr. Herbert West continues his research while serving time in a maximum security prison for his previous exploits. West's limited prison-cell experiments are suddenly interrupted by the arrival of a new prison doctor and the brother of the girl who suffered from West's experiments 13 years earlier.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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22. Hart's War

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6.3/10
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65/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all under the dangerous eye of the Luftwafe vetran Col. Wilhelm Visser. Never giving up the fight to win the war, McNamara is silently planning, waiting for his moment to strike back at the enemy. A murder in the camp gives him the chance to set a risky plan in motion. With a court martial to keep Visser and the Germans distracted, McNamara orchestrates a cunning scheme to escape and destroy a nearby munitions plant, enlisting the unwitting help of young Lt. Tommy Hart. Together with his men, McNamara uses a hero's resolve to carry out his mission, ultimately forced to weigh the value of his life against the good of his country.

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

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23. 25th Hour

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7.6/10
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77/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: In New York City in the days following the events of 9/11, Monty Brogan is a convicted drug dealer about to start a seven-year prison sentence, and his final hours of freedom are devoted to hanging out with his closest buddies and trying to prepare his girlfriend for his extended absence.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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24. The Informer

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6.6/10
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71/100
Released: 2019Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: In New York, former convict Pete Koslow, related to the Polish mafia, must deal with both Klimek the General, his ruthless boss, and the twisted ambitions of two federal agents, as he tries to survive and protect the lives of his loved ones.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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25. Infinity Chamber

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6.3/10
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64/100
Released: 2016
Mystery, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A man trapped in an automated prison must outsmart a computer in order to escape and try and find his way back to the outside world that may already be wiped out.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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26. George Carlin: Back in Town

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8.7/10
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62/100
Released: 1996
Documentary, Comedy

What it's about: Back in Town is George Carlin's ninth HBO special. It was also released on CD on September 17, 1996. This was also his first of many performances at the Beacon Theater in New York City. He rants about Abortion, The death penalty, prison farms, fart jokes, free floating hostility and words.

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

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27. Castle Freak

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4.2/10
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50/100
Released: 2020Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After she’s permanently blinded in a tragic car accident, Rebecca receives some bizarre news: her long-lost mother has recently passed away, leaving her their family’s ancestral castle in rural Albania. Traveling to the estate with a group of friends, Rebecca hopes it will be an opportunity for her to reconnect with a past she never knew and a mother who seemingly left her behind. When mysterious events begin to occur and her friends begin to die, Rebecca must unravel the secrets of her family’s history before she too falls prey to the Castle Freak.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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28. The Night Watch

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6.5/10
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55/100
Released: 2011
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Set against the turbulent backdrop of London in the 1940s, this adaptation of Sarah Waters' bestselling novel, The Night Watch, follows four young Londoners inextricably linked by their wartime experiences. In a time when the barriers of sexual morality and social convention have been broken down, Kay, Helen, Viv and Duncan enjoy a freedom never experienced before. Moving back in time through the 1940s into the maelstrom of the Blitz, the lives, loves and losses of these four central characters are unravelled. For them, the post-war victory is bittersweet, for it returns them to the margins of society, from which they hoped they had been liberated. In order to build their future they must each make peace with their past.

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

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29. In Tranzit

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5.8/10
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55/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Nazi POWs suspected of heinous acts are locked up in a Soviet women's prison run by vengeful female guards. To weed out the guilty, the innocent must pay. Can supposed enemies turn into great loves? Based on a true post-World War II story, this drama stars Thomas Kretschmann, John Malkovich and Vera Farmiga in a bitter game of cat and mouse and a battle between hate and humanity, mercy and revenge.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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30. Mesrine: Killer Instinct

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7.5/10
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67/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido, Mesrine turns his back on middle class law-abiding and soon moves swiftly up the criminal ladder.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, PopcornFlix & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Fandor & 2 others) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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31. King of New York

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70/100
Released: 1990Rated: R
Crime, Thriller

What it's about: A former drug lord returns from prison determined to wipe out all his competition and distribute the profits of his operations to New York's poor and lower classes in this stylish and ultra violent modern twist on Robin Hood.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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32. Ernest Goes to Jail

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56/100
Released: 1990Rated: PG
Family, Comedy

What it's about: Bumbling Ernest P. Worrell is assigned to jury duty, where a crooked lawyer notices a resemblance with crime boss Mr. Nash, and arranges a switch. Nash assumes Ernest's job as a bank employee, while Ernest undergoes Nash's sentence to the electric chair. But instead of killing him, the electrocution gives Ernest superhuman powers, enabling him to escape from jail and foil Nash's attempt to rob the bank.

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

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33. Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands

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7.4/10
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66/100
Released: 2004
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Tony is released from prison - again. This time he has his mind set on changing his broken down life, but that is easier said than done

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

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34. Mr. Nice

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6.4/10
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60/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Biopic about 1970s Welsh marijuana trafficker Howard Marks, whose inventive smuggling schemes made him a huge success in the drug trade, as well as leading to dealings with both the IRA and British Intelligence. Based on Marks' biography with the same title.

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

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35. Johan

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48/100
Released: 1976
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Johan details the director's quest for an actor to play his titular lover, the real deal having been incarcerated just prior to shooting on charges of petty theft.

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

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36. The Work

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7.8/10
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59/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Documentary

What it's about: Set entirely inside Folsom Prison, The Work follows three men during four days of intensive group therapy with convicts, revealing an intimate and powerful portrait of authentic human transformation that transcends what we think of as rehabilitation.

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

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37. The Prison Within

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9.0/10
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44/100
Released: 2020Rated: R
Thriller, Documentary

What it's about: Survivors of violent crimes and prisoners incarcerated for murder connect to undergo astonishing transformations, liberating themselves from the debilitating constraints of trauma, and shattering preconceptions of "us and them."

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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38. The Seventh Fire

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6.1/10
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46/100
Released: 2015
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: When gang leader Rob Brown is sentenced to prison for a fifth time, he must confront his role in bringing violent drug culture into his beloved American Indian community in northern Minnesota. As Rob reckons with his past, his seventeen-year-old protégé, Kevin, dreams of the future: becoming the most powerful and feared Native gangster on the reservation.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla, Kanopy & Docurama) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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39. The Domino Principle

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5.7/10
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51/100
Released: 1977Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: Roy Tucker, a Vietnam war veteran with excellent shooting skills, is serving a long prison sentence when a mysterious visitor promises him that he will be released if he agrees to carry out a dangerous assignment.

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

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40. Paradise

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7.0/10
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54/100
Released: 2016
Drama

What it's about: The historical drama set during the Second World War centres on three people whose paths cross: a Russian aristocratic emigrant and member of the French resistance, a French collaborator and a high-ranking German SS officer.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Plex), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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41. Paranormal Prison

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2.6/10
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39/100
Released: 2021
Comedy, Thriller

What it's about: A paranormal investigation YouTube channel is getting ready to shut down if they don't have a video that goes viral in time. In this last ditch attempt, a long-time mystery is solved.

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

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42. Three Came Home

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7.3/10
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53/100
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 & Plex), stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, Epix, Hoopla & 1 other) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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43. Savage Dog

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5.0/10
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52/100
Released: 2017
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A story set in Indochina in 1959, a lawless land controlled by the criminal class: Vietnamese warlords and European war-criminals. Den-Dhin-Chan Labor Camp is run by four such dangerous men. The worst prison in the land, it is here that an Irish, former-champion boxer Martin Tillman has made a name for himself fighting tournaments, on which wealthy criminals gamble in high stakes events. When Tillman is due for release, he just wants to return home, but the corrupt forces running the jail will do everything in their power to keep him locked down. When all that Tillman holds dear is taken away in a vicious act of violence, he is forced to confront the men responsible and take his revenge. The birth of a legend.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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44. Breathing

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7.0/10
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55/100
Released: 2011
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A 19-year-old is coming out of prison and trying to build a new life but he can't deal with his guilt.

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

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45. Return to Sender

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5.1/10
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54/100
Released: 2015
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A nurse living in a small town goes on a blind date with a man who is not the person he says he is.

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

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46. Hush

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4.6/10
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42/100
Released: 2012
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Sakari and Veera get engaged, madly in love. Not long after, Veera asks Sakari to help her in a matter relating to her father, and in a way that completely shocks Sakari. He does everything in his power to stop her from pursuing her plan. But before the story is over, Sakari will be been forced to make choices he thought he'd never have to face.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

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47. Gideon's Trumpet

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7.1/10
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49/100
Released: 1980
Crime, Drama

What it's about: True story of Clarence Gideon's fight to be appointed counsel at the expense of the state. This landmark case led to the Supreme Court's decision which extended this right to all criminal defendants.

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

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48. The Escape

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4.7/10
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40/100
Released: 1998Rated: PG-13
Thriller, Action & Adventure

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 (Paramount+, Epix & Hoopla) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix).

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49. Hold Your Breath

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3.3/10
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40/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: There is an old wives tale that you should hold your breath when passing by a cemetery because an evil spirit rejected by both heaven and hell can get inside of you when you inhale. Somewhere in a carload of college kids on holiday doesn't follow the rules when driving by a graveyard, allowing a spirit of a recently executed serial killer to get inside him/her to begin a killing spree of body-jumping carnage.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & Peacock), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Microsoft).

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50. The Pardon

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5.5/10
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43/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Toni Jo tries to break her husband, Cowboy, out of prison and becomes an instant sensation due to her beauty.

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

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