The best prison movies ever released
Films set in or around penitentiaries
The best prison movies ever released are those that captivate audiences with their gritty realism and convincing sense of place. Whether it's set in or around a penitentiary, a film about jail time has to capture the imagination and leave audiences thankful they aren't languishing behind bars themselves.
Browse the gallery and don't let these films set in prisons escape your attention.
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