Against The Wall 1994 Movie Scene Kyle MacLachlan as Michael Smith after he sprayed an inmate talking to Frederic Forrest as Weisbad

Against The Wall [1994]

Based on fascinating true events, Against The Wall is an incredibly well-crafted and thought-provoking prison movie with relentless pacing.
Shot Caller 2017 Movie Scene Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jacob in handcuffs going to a maximum security prison

Shot Caller [2017]

Derivative but visually appealing, Shot Caller is a standard-issue gritty prison movie amplified by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's strong performance.
Son of a Gun 2014 Movie Scene Brenton Thwaites as JR holding a heavy machinegun with AK-47 behind him

Son of a Gun [2014]

Stylish and entertaining, Son of a Gun is an Australian crime thriller with a familiar story and characters bound to keep your attention.
Fortress 1992 Movie Scene Christopher Lambert, Clifton Collins Jr., Jeffrey Combs, Tom Towles and Lincoln Kilpatrick

Fortress [1992]

Going wild with the concept of a futuristic prison, Fortress is an entertaining B science fiction movie with a lot of action and familiar faces.
Le Trou 1960 Movie Philippe Leroy, Raymond Meunier, Marc Michel and Jean Keraudy with his back to us during a cell inspection

Le Trou AKA The Hole [1960]

Compelling and intense, Le Trou is without a shadow of a doubt the best prison escape movie based on a true story and with an engaging atmosphere.
Escape From Pretoria 2020 Movie Daniel Radcliffe and Daniel Webber watching Mark Leonard Winter lighting a cigarette inside the prison

Escape from Pretoria [2020]

Incredibly intense and nerve-wracking, Escape From Pretoria is a prison break movie based on true events taking place during Apartheid in South Africa.

The Big Bird Cage [1972]

If you've never heard of the sexploitation subgenre, The Big Bird Cage is a great way to get to know it. It features an easygoing atmosphere, an exotic setting and just the right amounts of sleaze.
Brawl in Cell Block 99 2017 Vince Vaughn as Bradley Thomas and Don Johnson Warden Tuggs Arrival in prison scene

Brawl in Cell Block 99 [2017]

Intense and gritty, Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a testosterone-filled extravaganza set in prison features great action sequences and nightmarish atmosphere.
The Hard Word [2002] Movie Review Recommendation

The Hard Word [2002]

Juicy crime/heist thriller with a strong cast, great story, and authentic atmosphere. If you're tired of American heist movies check out this Aussie one.
Celda 211 [2009] Movie Review Recommendation

Celda 211 [2009]

We are continuing with rare and overlooked movies, and after Retroactive it's time for Celda 211, one of the most intense movies that I have seen in...
Get The Gringo 2012 Movie Scene Mel Gibson as Driver smoking a cigarette and drinking coke inside a prison

Get The Gringo [2012]

Stylish and engaging, Get The Gringo is a gritty prison thriller heavily leaning into Mel Gibson's charm and getting away with it.
Furnace 2007 Movie Scene Tom Sizemore walking into a room covered in blood

Furnace [2007]

Furnace milked the shit out of its creepy prison setting to compensate for the underdeveloped characters and formulaic plot.
Papillon 1973 Movie Scene Steve McQueen as Henri Papillon Charriere wearing a shirt showing the tattoo on his chest

Papillon [1973]

Based on true events, Papillon is one of those great seventies movies that stood the test of time. It took me quite a while to get over this doubt I...