Prison movies are a popular type of film that spans many different genres. There are numerous prison films available. While some films use fantasy and science fiction to create fantastic works of escapism, prison films work hard to depict the drama of our own world.
A prison is a place where reality can reach its apex. Some are based on true stories, while others are completely fictitious, and some have gone on to become some of the most famous films of all time.
Here is a list of the top 10 best prison movies in the world.
10. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
9. Shot Caller (2017)
Jacob Harlon, a former businessman and convicted criminal, tries to adjust to his new life in prison by becoming part of a gang. However, when he gets out on parole, the violent lifestyle follows him.
8. Felon (20O8)
7. The Green Mile (1999)
6. American History X (1998)
5. Papillon (1973)
Henri Charriere, a young man, is falsely convicted of murder. In an attempt to escape from the penal colony on Devil’s Island, Henri cracks a deal with a fellow inmate, Louis Dega.
4. American Me (1992)
3. Escape Plan (2013)
Ray, an expert in security systems, is framed for a crime and sent to a high-tech prison. However, he uses all his knowledge and special skills with a little inside help to escape the facility.
2. Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
Frank, a convict who is sent to Alcatraz, the most feared prison in the world, decides to escape from captivity despite the challenges that come his way.
1. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)