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From “Midnight Express” to “In the Name of the Father”, from “The Hurricane” to “A Prophet”, prison films include countless stories where the physical limitations of imprisonment inspire powerful narratives.

At least a dozen masterpieces by important directors spring to mind (e.g. Rossellini, Parker, Bresson, Wilder, Demme, Von Trotta...). This list of prison movies contains also subcategories such as death penalty or jailbreaks, to help refine your search.

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2016

La stoffa dei sogni

La stoffa dei sogni

  • 7,0

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2016

Ma' Rosa

Ma' Rosa

  • 7,5

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2016

Fiore

Fiore

  • 7,0

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2016

Colonia

Colonia

  • 7,5

Jailbreaks and Escape Attempts

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2015

Il professor Cenerentolo

Il professor Cenerentolo

  • 5,0

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2015

Room

Room

  • 7,5

Jailbreaks and Escape Attempts

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2015

Bridge of Spies

Bridge of Spies

  • 7,5

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2015

Riot

Riot

  • 5,0

Prison and Detention

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2015

Guantanamo's Child: Omar Khadr

Guantanamo's Child: Omar Khadr

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Torture

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2015

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

  • 6,0

Jailbreaks and Escape Attempts

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2015

Bound to Vengeance

Reversal

  • 6,0

Jailbreaks and Escape Attempts

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2015

Return to Sender

Return to Sender

  • 5,0

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2015

Get Hard

Get Hard

  • 6,0

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2014

Unbroken

Unbroken

  • 6,7

Prison and Detention

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2014

Timbuktu

Timbuktu

  • 7,3

Death Penalty

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2014

Rosewater

Rosewater

  • 7,0

Torture

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2014

Son of a Gun

Son of a Gun

  • 6,5

Jailbreaks and Escape Attempts

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2014

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

  • 6,7

Jailbreaks and Escape Attempts

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2014

Starred Up

Starred Up

  • 7,5

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2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel

  • 7,0

Jailbreaks and Escape Attempts

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2013

Labor Day

Labor Day

  • 7,0

Jailbreaks and Escape Attempts

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2013

The Railway Man

The Railway Man

  • 6,5

Torture

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2013

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

  • 7,5

Prison and Detention

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2013

Come il vento

Come il vento

  • 6,0

Prison and Detention

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2013

Escape Plan

Escape Plan

  • 6,7

Jailbreaks and Escape Attempts

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2013

Norte, the End of History

Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan

  • 7,5

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2013

Dog Flesh

Carne de perro

  • 5,5

Torture

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2013

On the Job

On the Job

  • 6,0

Prison and Detention

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2013

Devil's Knot

Devil's Knot

  • 6,3

Death Penalty

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2013

Miracle in Cell No. 7

7번방의 선물

  • 8,0

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2012

Tango Libre

Tango Libre

  • 6,0

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2012

Il gemello

Il gemello

  • 6,5

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2012

The Paperboy

The Paperboy

  • 6,0

Death Penalty

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2012

Lockout

Lockout

  • 6,5

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2012

Caesar Must Die

Cesare deve morire

  • 6,5

Prison and Detention

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2012

Safe House

Safe House

  • 6,5

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2011

Crulic - The Path to Beyond

Crulic - drumul spre dincolo

  • 7,5

Prison and Detention

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2011

Breathing

Atmen

  • 7,0

Prison and Detention

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2011

Winnie Mandela

Winnie Mandela

  • 6,0

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2011

Presumed Guilty

Présumé coupable

  • 7,3

Prison and Detention

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2011

Cell 213

Cell 213

  • 5,0

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2011

Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch

  • 6,0

Jailbreaks and Escape Attempts

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2010

The Flowers of Kirkuk

Golakani Kirkuk - The Flowers of Kirkuk

  • 6,5

Torture

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2010

Stars to Wish Upon

Izarren argia (Estrellas que alcanzar)

  • 5,0

Prison and Detention

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2010

Gorbaciof

Gorbaciof

  • 5,0

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2010

Stone

Stone

  • 5,0

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2010

Essential Killing

Essential Killing

  • 6,0

Jailbreaks and Escape Attempts

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2010

Angel of Evil

Vallanzasca - Gli angeli del male

  • 6,5

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2010

Incendies

Incendies

  • 7,5

Prison and Detention

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2010

Dark Love

L'amore buio

  • 6,5

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