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Old October 1 2013, 03:42 AM   #16
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Re: Prison movies?

The Great Escape.
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Old October 1 2013, 06:46 AM   #17
Re: Prison movies?

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Escape from Alcatraz and Cool Hand Luke might be a bit too old for me to watch.
May I ask why they would be too old to watch? Escape from Alcatraz is on netflix. I checked.

You could also try The Great Escape. It's a POW camp movie (based on real events from WW2), but still a prison movie. - edit, I see Great Escape is already mentioned.

One of my absolute favorites is Papillon. Also based on real events, but man, you feel like you're there with them in the rain and in the prison camps in the jungles. Not a WW2 movie btw.

Of course, there's The Prisoner tv show. Very 60's and might be dated by modern eyes, but it tackles all kinds of modern issues. I guess it's not a prison movie per se. But awesome anyway.
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Old October 3 2013, 04:23 PM   #18
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Re: Prison movies?

Poridge film and the original prisoner tv series
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Old October 3 2013, 07:21 PM   #19
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Re: Prison movies?

Prison movies (and to a lesser extent, related courtroom dramas) are one of my favourite genres. There's something about the claustrophic/insular setting that creates a lot of drama IMO. They're also pretty timeless in that sense, so I wouldn't worry about a movie being old.

My favourites, in no particular order, would be:

- The Shawshank Redemption
- Cool Hand Luke
- Escape from Alcatraz
- American History X (ok, not all set in prison, but...)
- The Last Castle
- Undisputed (and to a lesser extent, the sequel)
- Con Air
- The Escapist
- Bronson
- The Longest Yard (Burt Reynolds version)
- An Innocent Man
- Scum
- Silence of the Lambs (in a way)
- The Jacket (technically not a prison, but played out in the same way)
- Escape from New York (well, it IS a prison, right?)
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Old October 3 2013, 07:25 PM   #20
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Re: Prison movies?

A Holdfast sighting!
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