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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

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

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

Votes: 2,105,843 | Gross: $28.34M

2. Con Air (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.8
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52 Metascore

Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Votes: 257,720 | Gross: $101.12M

3. A Prayer Before Dawn (2017)

R | 116 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire | Stars: Joe Cole, Vithaya Pansringarm, Pornchanok Mabklang, Panya Yimmumphai

Votes: 14,986

4. Pitch Black (2000)

R | 109 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

7.1
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49 Metascore

A commercial transport ship and its crew are marooned on a planet full of bloodthirsty creatures that only come out to feast at night. But then, they learn that a month-long eclipse is about to occur.

Director: David Twohy | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Vin Diesel, Keith David

Votes: 214,305 | Gross: $39.24M

5. Woodpeckers (2017)

TV-MA | 106 min | Drama

7.0
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68 Metascore

Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic's Najayo Prison. His romance, with fellow prisoner Yanelly, must develop through sign language... See full summary »

Director: José María Cabral | Stars: Orestes Amador, Ramón Emilio Candelario, Carlota Carretero, Jose Cruz

Votes: 445

6. Beware the Batman (2013–2014)
Episode: Animal (2014)

TV-PG | 20 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

7.9
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In order to track a thief who's stolen a dangerous piece of code-breaking software, Batman has himself arrested and thrown into Blackgate prison.

Directors: Sam Liu, Butch Lukic | Stars: Anthony Ruivivar, JB Blanc, Christopher McDonald, Sumalee Montano

Votes: 52

7. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Birthright, Part I (1993)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.7
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While visiting Deep Space 9, A Yridian tells Worf his father lives, and a discharge from an alien device puts Data in a dream state where he meets his own father.

Director: Winrich Kolbe | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,592

8. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Birthright: Part II (1993)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

7.4
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In seeking his father, Worf discovers a prisoner-of-war camp that has evolved into a Klingon/Romulan haven - an Eden where Worf becomes their serpent.

Director: Dan Curry | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 1,567

9. Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
Episode: Borderland (2004)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.1
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After a Klingon ship is attacked, it's discovered the imprisoned Dr. Soong's genetically enhanced humans are responsible. Archer takes him to prevent a war.

Director: David Livingston | Stars: Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock, Dominic Keating

Votes: 867

10. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Chain of Command: Part II (1992)

TV-PG | 45 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.9
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While the humorless Captain Jellico leads the effort to prevent a Cardassian invasion, Picard is captured and tortured by a ruthless interrogator in an attempt to break him.

Director: Les Landau | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn

Votes: 2,109

11. Young Justice (2010– )
Episode: Coldhearted (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.2
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On his birthday, Kid Flash must deliver a transplant heart in a race against time, artificial extreme weather conditions and supervillain opposition.

Director: Victor Cook | Stars: Lacey Chabert, Jesse McCartney, Stephanie Lemelin, Danica McKellar

Votes: 478

12. Young Justice (2010– )
Episode: Darkest (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

9.1
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An old friend returns to Mount Justice and takes revenge to prove himself to his new masters.

Director: Melchior Zwyer | Stars: Oded Fehr, Stephanie Lemelin, Eric Lopez, Yuri Lowenthal

Votes: 392

13. Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987–1994)
Episode: Descent (1993)

TV-PG | 46 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.3
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After an encounter with the Borg, Data feels his first emotion when he gets angry with the Borg. Data then tries to find ways to recreate the situation in order to feel emotions again, ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Singer | Stars: John Neville, Jim Norton, Natalija Nogulich, Brian Cousins

Votes: 1,642

14. Young Justice (2010– )
Episode: Humanity (2011)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.9
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The Team is on the hunt for Red Tornado, and their friend Zatanna wants to come along for the ride.

Director: Matt Youngberg | Stars: Stephanie Lemelin, Jesse McCartney, Danica McKellar, Nolan North

Votes: 457

15. Young Justice (2010– )
Episode: Insecurity (2012)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.7
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Red Arrow's return undercuts Artemis' confidence, while the team's mission to track down Sportsmaster threatens to expose her darkest secrets.

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Lacey Chabert, Crispin Freeman, Stephanie Lemelin, Danica McKellar

Votes: 414

16. Sanford and Son (1972–1977)
Episode: Sergeant Gork (1976)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.8
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Fred regales young Roger with tall tales of his World war II exploits that draw more from the late movie than the history books.

Director: William R. Wyse | Stars: Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page, Don Bexley

Votes: 43

17. Young Justice (2010– )
Episode: Terrors (2011)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.8
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Batman assigns Superboy and Miss Martian to go undercover inside Belle Reve, a federal prison designed to house the world's worst super-villains.

Director: Jay Oliva | Stars: Danica McKellar, Nolan North, Khary Payton, Dave Franco

Votes: 464



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