The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987), The Circle (2000), S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), Maze (2017), A Fistful of Dynamite (1971), Licensed to Kill (1997), The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Prisoner movies.
Storyline: Jobless and desperate, World War I veteran Robert Eliot Burns (Val Kilmer) is arrested for theft and sentenced to work on a prison chain gang. Eager to get away from brutal Warden Hardy (Charles Durning), Burns busts out of jail. Suddenly free, he woos foxy stranger Emily Del Pino Pacheco (Sonia Braga). Soon, though, the romance sours, and, without cover from Emily, Burns is left with nowhere to hide. To his dismay, he might just find himself making a return journey to Hardy's chain gang.Movie Details Click Here!
Storyline: Two women in Iran are given temporary leave from prison and attempt to flee to one of the women's hometown, but are caught by police. Meanwhile, one of their friends who has escaped jail is pregnant and in need of an abortion. "The Circle" tells the story of each of these women by shifting back and forth between them.Movie Details Click Here!
Storyline: This documentary, directed by a survivor of the genocide, chronicles the systematized murder perpetuated by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia from 1975 to 1979, specifically the torture and killing of the educated classes in the notorious S-21 prison, which is now a museum. But this film is not about statistics and generalized history. Instead, it focuses on two survivors who return to the prison, coming face-to-face with some of the guards who insist that they were only following bureaucratic orders.Movie Details Click Here!
Storyline: Chronicles the experiences of a formerly successful banker as a prisoner in the gloomy jailhouse of Shawshank after being found guilty of a crime he did not commit. The film portrays the man's unique way of dealing with his new, torturous life; along the way he befriends a number of fellow prisoners, most notably a wise long-term inmate named Red.Movie Details Click Here!
Storyline: In this documentary, homosexual filmmaker Arthur Dong interviews men who were imprisoned for slaying gays. Dong, who was physically attacked because of his own sexuality in the 1970s, tries to ascertain the convicts' motives -- why they would commit such heinous crimes. Some prisoners express remorse for their acts of violence, while others believe the murders they committed were justified. The interviewees include a U.S. military officer, a devout Christian and a petty thief.Movie Details Click Here!
Storyline: A soldier's (Daniel Auteuil) wife (Juliette Binoche) takes in a man (Emir Kusturica) found guilty of murder and turns him into a respected citizen, while awaiting the arrival of a guillotine.Movie Details Click Here!
Storyline: On patrol in the Caucasus mountains, Russian soldiers Vanya (Sergei Bodrov Jr.) and Sacha (Oleg Menshikov) become the prisoners of a Chechen village. Tribal leader Abdul-Murat (Jemal Sikharulidze) is willing to release the pair unharmed in exchange for his son, who is a prisoner in the custody of the Russians. After writing to their mothers with Abdul-Murat's terms, the duo are powerless to do anything but wait for an answer while getting used to life in the village.Movie Details Click Here!
Storyline: Seen by over 120 million people worldwide one of the world's most popular musicals. Now cinema audiences can experience a live broadcast of the musical phenomenon which broke box office records and sold out its entire 16-week season.Movie Details Click Here!
Storyline: Death Row guards at a penitentiary, in the 1930's, have a moral dilemma with their job when they discover one of their prisoners, a convicted murderer, has a special gift.Movie Details Click Here!
Storyline: In a seedy, plague-ridden corner of turn-of-the-century Mexico, a pious priest, Nazarín (Francisco Rabal), takes in mentally ill Beatriz (Marga López) and her prostitute sister, Andara (Rita Macedo). At odds with the other members of his clergy, he decides to go on a religious journey with the two women, but manages to accidentally alienate or ruin almost everyone he meets. As Nazarín attempts to bring goodwill and faith to a decaying society, he's met with scorn, suspicion and persecution.Movie Details Click Here!
Storyline: An American man (Macdonald Carey) and an Englishwoman (Shirley Anne Field) discover genetically engineered children who can survive a nuclear war.Movie Details Click Here!