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The Best Prison Movies and TV Shows on Showtime

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 Showtime.

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1. Ex Machina

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7.7/10
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90/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Caleb, a coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.

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 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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2. Face/Off

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7.2/10
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86/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Obsessed with bringing terrorist Castor Troy to justice, FBI agent Sean Archer tracks down Troy, who has boarded a plane in Los Angeles. After the plane crashes and Troy is severely injured, possibly dead, Archer undergoes surgery to remove his face and replace it with Troy's. As Archer tries to use his disguise to elicit information about a bomb from Troy's brother, Troy awakes from a coma and forces the doctor who performed the surgery to give him Archer's face.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Showtime), 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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3. Gandhi

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8.0/10
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85/100
Released: 1982Rated: PG
Biography, Drama

What it's about: In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive resistance', endeavouring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others). Coming soon to Prime Video on November 30th, 2020 (PST).

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4. Chicago

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7.1/10
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84/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Drama, Musical

What it's about: Murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Showtime & Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime & Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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5. The Captain

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77/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: Germany, 1945. Soldier Willi Herold, a deserter of the German army, stumbles into a uniform of Nazi captain abandoned during the last and desperate weeks of the Third Reich. Newly emboldened by the allure of a suit that he has stolen only to stay warm, Willi discovers that many Germans will follow the leader, whoever he is.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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6. A Prayer Before Dawn

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6.9/10
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76/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The true story of Billy Moore, an English boxer incarcerated in Thailand's most notorious prison. Thrown into a world of drugs and violence, he finds his best chance to escape is to fight his way out in Muay Thai tournaments.

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

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7. Escape at Dannemora

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76/100
Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Biography, Crime

What it's about: The stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (70%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, fuboTV & Showtime). 7 episodes (70%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime). 9 episodes (90%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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8. The Last Castle

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75/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.

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

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9. Level 16

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6.0/10
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71/100
Released: 2018
Science-Fiction, Drama

What it's about: The teenage girls of Vestalis Academy are meticulously trained in the art of being “clean girls,” practicing the virtues of perfect femininity. But what exactly are they being trained for? Vivien intends to find out.

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

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10. S.W.A.T.

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Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Hondo Harrelson recruits Jim Street to join an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department. Together they seek out more members, including tough Deke Kay and single mom Chris Sanchez. The team's first big assignment is to escort crime boss Alex Montel to prison. It seems routine, but when Montel offers a huge reward to anyone who can break him free, criminals of various stripes step up for the prize.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Showtime), 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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11. Son of a Gun

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Released: 2014Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

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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12. Man on a Ledge

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67/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Thriller, Action & Adventure

What it's about: An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to the police on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover for the biggest diamond heist ever pulled.

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

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13. Tales from the Hood

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66/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A strange funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business.

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

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14. After Innocence

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65/100
Released: 2005
Documentary

What it's about: A moving account of the experiences of men exonerated after years, and sometimes decades, in prison following newly found DNA evidence.

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

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15. Dark Places

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61/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A woman who survived the brutal killing of her family as a child is forced to confront the events of that day.

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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16. The Samaritan

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5.6/10
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52/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: After twenty years in prison, Foley is finished with the grifter's life. When he meets an elusive young woman named Iris, the possibility of a new start looks real. But his past is proving to be a stubborn companion.

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

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