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The Best Prison Movies on Free Services

Finding a good Prison movie 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 of all time streaming on Free Services.

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1. American History X

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8.5/10
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94/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. His Girl Friday

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7.9/10
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83/100
Released: 1940Rated: PG
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 (PopcornFlix, SnagFilms, Tubi TV & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Dove Channel, Secrets of Cinema & 1 other), 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. We Need to Talk About Kevin

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7.5/10
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82/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: After her son Kevin commits a horrific act, troubled mother Eva reflects on her complicated relationship with her disturbed son as he grew from a toddler into a teenager.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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4. The English Patient

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7.4/10
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82/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and politics.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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5. Starred Up

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7.4/10
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81/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Drama, Crime

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 TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix & Mubi) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. Cube

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7.2/10
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81/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Mystery, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Tribeca Short List), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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7. Top Secret!

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7.2/10
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80/100
Released: 1984Rated: PG
Comedy

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

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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8. Dead Man Walking

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7.5/10
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80/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Crime, Drama

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

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy), 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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9. Assault on Precinct 13

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7.4/10
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79/100
Released: 1976Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: The lone inhabitants of an abandoned police station are under attack by the overwhelming numbers of a seemingly unstoppable street gang.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Shout Factory TV & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime & Shout Factory TV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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10. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance

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7.6/10
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79/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Crime, Independent

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 (PopcornFlix & Tubi TV) & stream on a subscription service (Shudder & Kanopy).

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11. Sinister

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6.8/10
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79/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: Found footage helps a true-crime novelist realize how and why a family was murdered in his new home, though his discoveries put his entire family in the path of a supernatural entity.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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12. The Italian Job

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7.3/10
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79/100
Released: 1969Rated: G
Action & Adventure, Cult

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

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix & Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. Identity

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7.3/10
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78/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: Complete strangers stranded at a remote desert motel during a raging storm soon find themselves the target of a deranged murderer. As their numbers thin out, the travelers begin to turn on each other, as each tries to figure out who the killer is.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle & IMDb TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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14. 48 Hrs.

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6.9/10
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78/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him, in order to track down a killer.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle, PopcornFlix & Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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15. King of Devil's Island

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7.5/10
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77/100
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 TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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16. Bronson

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7.1/10
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77/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Cult

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 TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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17. Buffalo '66

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7.5/10
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77/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Tribeca Short List), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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18. Bernie

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6.8/10
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76/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: In small-town Texas, affable and popular mortician Bernie Tiede strikes up a friendship with Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy widow well known for her sour attitude. When she becomes controlling and abusive, Bernie goes to great lengths to remove himself from her grasp.

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

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19. Felon

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7.4/10
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74/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Crime, Drama

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 (Sony Crackle) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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20. Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands

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7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
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74/100
Released: 2004
Crime, Drama

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

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21. Seven Years in Tibet

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7.1/10
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73/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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22. Freeway

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6.8/10
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73/100
Released: 1996Rated: R
Comedy, Independent

What it's about: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the notorious I-5 Killer and manages to escape by shooting him several times. Wounded but still very much alive, Bob pursues Lutz across the state in this modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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23. Little Dieter Needs to Fly

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8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo93%
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72/100
Released: 1997
Documentary, Biography

What it's about: In 1966, Dieter Dengler was shot down over Laos, captured, and, down to 85 pounds, escaped. Barefoot, surviving monsoons, leeches, and machete-wielding villagers, he was rescued. Now, near 60, living on Mt. Tamalpais, Dengler tells his story: a German lad surviving Allied bombings in World War II, postwar poverty, apprenticed to a smith, beaten regularly. At 18, he emigrates and peels potatoes in the U.S. Air Force. He leaves for California and college, then enlistment in the Navy to learn to fly. A quiet man of sorrows tells his story: war, capture, harrowing conditions, escape, and miraculous rescue. Where did he find the strength; how does he now live with his memories?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Shout Factory TV & Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Fandor, Shout Factory TV & The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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24. The Lovers on the Bridge

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72/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Set against Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, while it was closed for repairs, this film is a love story between two young vagrants: Alex, a would be circus performer addicted to alcohol and sedatives and Michele, a painter driven to a life on the streets because of a failed relationship and an affliction which is slowly turning her blind.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Google Play).

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25. The Man with the Golden Arm

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7.4/10
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72/100
Released: 1955
Drama, Romance

What it's about: A junkie must face his true self to kick his drug addiction.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor, Secrets of Cinema & 1 other), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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26. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky

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7.1/10
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71/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Hard man Ricky is incarcerated in a futuristic prison where ultra-violence is his only means of survival in the corrupt, sadistic system. He must battle his way quite literally 'through' the feared 'gang of four', and undergo multiple tortures before facing the governor in one of the goriest climaxes ever seen.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Fandor & ConTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (PlayStation Store).

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27. Don't Torture a Duckling

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7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo80%
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71/100
Released: 1972
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: When the sleepy rural village of Accendura is rocked by a series of murders of young boys, the superstitious locals are given to apportion blame, with the suspects including the local "witch" Maciara. With the bodies piling up and the community gripped by panic and a thirst for bloody vengeance, two outsiders - city journalist Andrea and spoilt rich girl Patrizia - team up to cracked the case. But before the mystery is solved, more blood will have been spilled, and not all of it belonging to innocents...

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shudder), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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28. Stir Crazy

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6.8/10
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70/100
Released: 1980Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: New Yorkers, Skip Donahue and Harry Monroe have no jobs and no prospects, so they decide to flee the city and find work elsewhere, landing jobs wearing woodpecker costumes to promote the opening of a bank. When their feathery costumes are stolen and used in a bank robbery, they no longer have to worry about employment—they're sent to prison.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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29. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

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7.1/10
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70/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: British documentarian Nick Broomfield creates a follow-up piece to his 1992 documentary of the serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a highway prostitute who was convicted of killing six men in Florida between 1989 and 1990. Interviewing an increasingly mentally unstable Wuornos, Broomfield captures the distorted mind of a murderer whom the state of Florida deems of sound mind -- and therefore fit to execute. Throughout the film, Broomfield includes footage of his testimony at Wuornos' trial.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms & Tubi TV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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30. Give Up Tomorrow

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7.7/10
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70/100
Released: 2011
Documentary, Crime

What it's about: When a teenager from a political family in the Philippines is accused of a double murder, the country’s entire judicial system is put to the test after years of alleged corruption.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), 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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31. Sounder

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7.6/10
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69/100
Released: 1972Rated: G
Drama, Family

What it's about: The Morgans, a loving and strong family of Black sharecroppers in Louisiana in 1933, face a serious family crisis when the husband and father, Nathan Lee Morgan, is convicted of a petty crime and sent to a prison camp. After some weeks or months, the wife and mother, Rebecca Morgan, sends the oldest son, who is about 11 years old, to visit his father at the camp. The trip becomes something of an odyssey for the boy. During the journey he stays a little while with a dedicated Black schoolteacher.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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32. Escape Plan

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6.7/10
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67/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars.

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

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33. The Big Bird Cage

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Released: 1972Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

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 (PopcornFlix & Tubi TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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34. Young Guns II

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65/100
Released: 1990Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure

What it's about: Only three of the original five "young guns" -- Billy the Kid (Emilio Estevez), Jose Chavez y Chavez (Lou Diamond Phillips), and Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland) -- return in Young Guns, Part 2, which is the story of Billy the Kid and his race to safety in Old Mexico while being trailed by a group of government agents led by Pat Garrett

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle & IMDb TV) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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35. Undisputed III: Redemption

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Released: 2010Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Russian inmate Boyka, now severely hobbled by the knee injury suffered at the end of Undisputed 2. No longer the feared prison fighter he was, he has declined so far that he is now good only for cleaning toilets. But when a new prison fight tournament begins - an international affair, matching the best fighters from prisons around the globe, enticing them with the promise of freedom for the winner - Boyka must reclaim his dignity and fight for his position in the tournament.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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36. Kung Fu Jungle

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65/100
Released: 2014
Action & Adventure, 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 (Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hiyah & Shudder) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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37. Mean Machine

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64/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Disgraced ex-England football captain, Danny 'Mean Machine' Meehan, is thrown in jail for assaulting two police officers. He keeps his head down and has the opportunity to forget everything and change the lives of the prisoners. When these prisoners have the chance to put one over the evil guards during a prison football match, Danny takes the lead.

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

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38. True Story

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64/100
Released: 2015Rated: PG-13
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A drama centered around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel and Christian Longo, an FBI Most Wanted List murderer who for years lived outside the U.S. under Finkel's name.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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39. The Big Doll House

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6.0/10
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64/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Independent

What it's about: Female prisoners in a Phillippine jail are being subjected to sadistic torture. Five of the women--along with the help of two men--plot an escape.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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40. The Collector

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6.4/10
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64/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: Desperate to repay his debt to his ex-wife, an ex-con plots a heist at his new employer's country home, unaware that a second criminal has also targeted the property, and rigged it with a series of deadly traps.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, ConTV, Shudder & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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41. Poison

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63/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away. After the event, a documentary in cheesy lurid colors asks what Richie was like and what led up to the shooting. In the black and white "Horror," a scientist isolates the elixir of human sexuality, drinks it, and becomes a festering, contagious murderer; a female colleague who loves him tries to help, to her peril. In "Homo," a prisoner in Fontenal prison is drawn to an inmate whom he knew some years before, at Baton juvenile institute, and whose humiliations he witnessed. This story is told in dim light, except for the bright flashbacks.

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

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42. I Went Down

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62/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Fresh out of prison, Git rescues a former best friend (now living with Git's girlfriend) from a beating at the hands of loan sharks. He's now in trouble with the mob boss, Tom French, who sends Git to Cork with another debtor, Bunny Kelly, to find a guy named Frank Grogan, and take him to a man with a friendly face at a shack across a bog. It's a tougher assignment than it seems: Git's a novice, Bunny's prone to rash acts, Frank doesn't want to be found (and once he's found, he has no money), and maybe Tom's planning to murder Frank, which puts Git in a moral dilemma. Then, there's the long-ago disappearance of Sonny Mulligan. What's a decent and stand-up lad to do?

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

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43. Pet

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61/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Horror, Thriller

What it's about: A man imprisons the woman he's still obsessed with after years apart, then finds the tables turned on him.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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44. The Spitfire Grill

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7.0/10
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60/100
Released: 1996Rated: PG-13
Drama, Comedy

What it's about: Percy, upon being released from prison, goes to the small town of Gillead, to find a place where she can start over again. She is taken in by Hannah, to help out at her place, the Spitfire Grill. Percy brings change to the small town, stirring resentment and fear in some, and growth in others.

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

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45. The Paperboy

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59/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: As investigative reporter Ward Jansen and his partner Yardley Acheman chase a sensational, career-making story with the help of Ward's younger brother Jack and sultry death-row groupie Charlotte Bless, the pair tries to prove violent swamp-dweller Hillary Van Wetter was framed for the murder of a corrupt local sheriff.

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

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46. Chopping Mall

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59/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: A group of teenagers that work at the mall all get together for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock down before they can get out, the robot security system activates after a malfunction and goes on a killing spree. One by one the three bots try to rid the mall of the “intruders.” The only weapons the kids can use are the supplies in other stores, or if they can make it till morning when the mall opens back up.

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

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47. Red Hill

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6.4/10
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59/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Thriller, Mystery

What it's about: Young police officer Shane Cooper's first day on duty, after relocating to the small town of Red Hill, rapidly turns into a nightmare. News of a prison break, involving convicted murderer Jimmy Conway, sends the local law enforcement officers - led by the town's ruling presence, Old Bill - into a panic and leads to a terrifying and bloody confrontation.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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48. Fortress

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5.9/10
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58/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of the movie. The prison is a futuristic one run by a private corporation bent on mind control in various ways

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

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49. Wilderness

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6.1/10