Most Similar Movies to Papillon (1973)


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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

9.3/10 Drama, Crime

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Cinematic alchemy of a kind that's all too rare, propelled by a supremely talented cast, a sumptuous score by Thomas Newman and a first-rate script and direction from first-timer Frank Darabont.

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Papillon (2017)

Papillon (2017)

7.1/10 Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama

Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.

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Animal Factory (2000)

Animal Factory (2000)

6.6/10 Crime, Drama

A young man goes to prison and a tough, older convict takes him under his wing as a mentor.

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Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

7.6/10 Thriller, Drama, Crime, Biography

Alcatraz is the most secure prison of its time. It is believed that no one can ever escape from it, until three daring men make a possible successful attempt at escaping from one of the most infamous prisons in the world.

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Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

8.1/10 Drama, Crime

A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.

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Midnight Express (1978)

Midnight Express (1978)

7.6/10 Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

Billy Hayes (Brad Davis), an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.

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Shot Caller (2017)

Shot Caller (2017)

7.3/10 Crime, Drama, Thriller

A newly released prisoner is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.

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The Longest Yard (1974)

The Longest Yard (1974)

7.1/10 Comedy, Crime, Drama

A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback, now serving time in his prison, to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.

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Goodfellas (1990)

Goodfellas (1990)

8.7/10 Drama, Crime, Biography

The story of Henry Hill and his life in the mob, covering his relationship with his wife Karen Hill and his mob partners Jimmy Conway and Tommy DeVito in the Italian-American crime syndicate.

Anti-romantic, it nevertheless sweeps us into the allure of mob glamour -- then slams us with its cost of admission.

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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

7.8/10 Drama, Crime, Biography

A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.

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Stir Crazy (1980)

Stir Crazy (1980)

6.8/10 Comedy, Crime

Set up and wrongfully accused, two best friends will be sent to prison for a crime they didn't commit. However, no prison cell could keep them locked in.

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Bronson (2008)

Bronson (2008)

7.1/10 Action, Biography, Crime, Drama

A young man who was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbing a post office ends up spending three decades in solitary confinement. During this time, his own personality is supplanted by his alter-ego, Charles Bronson.

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Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0 (2008)

Kôkaku kidôtai 2.0 (2008)

8.0/10 Action, Drama, Crime, Animation, Science Fiction

A hacker known as the Puppet Master is hunted by a female cyborg cop and her partner. This film is a revised version of Ghost in the Shell (1995).

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Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)

Rory O'Shea Was Here (2004)

7.8/10 Comedy, Drama

When the kinetic Rory moves into his room in the Carrigmore Residential Home for the Disabled, his effect on the home is immediate. Most telling is his friendship with Michael, a young man with cerebral palsy and nearly unintelligible speech. Somehow, Rory understands Michael, and encourages him to experience life outside the confines of home.

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Lock Up (1989)

Lock Up (1989)

6.4/10 Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

With only six months left of his sentence, inmate Frank Leone is transferred from a minimum security prison to a maximum security prison by a vindictive warden.

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The Green Mile (1999)

The Green Mile (1999)

8.6/10 Drama, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

Much of the three-hour movie takes place in the prison, but the resonant characterization, expansive plotting, and judicious use of exterior locations and flashbacks turn the walls into windows.

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The Intouchables (2011)

The Intouchables (2011)

8.5/10 Comedy, Drama, Biography

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

This is not a film that will change the whole world, but one that just might charm it.

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A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)

A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)

6.9/10 Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The true story of an English boxer incarcerated in one of Thailand's most notorious prisons as he fights in Muay Thai tournaments to earn his freedom.

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A Perfect World (1993)

A Perfect World (1993)

7.6/10 Crime, Drama, Thriller

Kidnapped boy Phillip Perry (T.J. Lowther) strikes up a friendship with his captor Butch Haynes (Kevin Costner): an escaped convict on the run from the law, while the search is headed up by honorable Texas Ranger "Red" Garrett (Clint Eastwood).

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The Hurricane (1999)

The Hurricane (1999)

7.6/10 Drama, Biography

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

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Felon (2008)

Felon (2008)

7.4/10 Drama, Crime

A family man convicted of killing an intruder must cope with life afterward in the violent penal system.

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