Most Popular Prison Yard Movies and TV Shows
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2. A Simple Favor (2018)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.
Votes: 84,309 | Gross: $53.54M
3. Paddington 2 (2017)
PG | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
Votes: 46,776 | Gross: $40.44M
4. The Last Castle (2001)
R | 131 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A court-martialed General rallies together twelve hundred inmates to rise against the corrupt system that put him away.
Votes: 65,545 | Gross: $18.21M
5. White Heat (1949)
Not Rated | 114 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant payroll heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn.
6. Stir Crazy (1980)
R | 111 min | 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.
Votes: 22,761 | Gross: $101.30M
9. Lock Up (1989)
R | 109 min | 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.
Votes: 35,119 | Gross: $22.10M
10. Wilson (I) (2017)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
A lonely, neurotic, and hilariously honest middle-aged man reunites with his estranged wife, and meets his teenage daughter for the first time.
Votes: 9,006 | Gross: $0.65M
11. The MacKintosh Man (1973)
PG | 98 min | Thriller
A member of British Intelligence assumes a fictitious criminal identity and allows himself to be caught, imprisoned, and freed in order to infiltrate a spy organization and expose a traitor.
12. The Valachi Papers (1972)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama
Gangster Joe Valachi is a marked man in the same joint where mob boss Don Vito Genovese is imprisoned and he's forced to co-operate with the DA in exchange for protection.
Votes: 2,767 | Gross: $20.27M
13. Bare Behind Bars (1980)
X | 87 min | Crime, Drama
In a prison, women rebel against the guards' sadism and sexual abuse and decide to run away. Some manage to escape and are chased by the Police.
15. The Thin Pink Line (1998)
Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy
Mockumentary about Chauncey Ledbetter, an eccentric flamboyant male supermodel convicted of murder and sentenced to death. The filmmakers interview various people involved with him, the victim and the case to get to the truth.
19. Ambush at Dark Canyon (2012)
R | 90 min | Western
U.S. Marshall Duke Donovan is imprisoned, accused of being an accomplice in a bank robbery. After discovering that his partner is planning to kill his wife, he must escape prison in time to save his wife and clear his name.
21. Each Dawn I Die (1939)
Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A corrupt D.A. with political ambitions is angered by news stories implicating him in criminal activity and decides to frame the reporter who wrote them for manslaughter in order to silence him.
22. The Criminal Code (1930)
Passed | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.
23. The Second 100 Years (1927)
Passed | 20 min | Comedy, Short
Thrown in prison for a hundred years, Little Goofy and Big Goofy finally break free, posing as an anarchic duo of undercover painters. Soon, the boys wind up in a private party as visiting French dignitaries; however, who are they kidding?
25. Randal's Monday (2015 Video Game)
Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Randal is having a bad day. He stole his best friend's cursed wedding ring and now he's stuck in a time loop. His long darkly humorous quest to make things right involves Shawshank Redemption spoof, the Devil and Jay and Silent Bob.
28. Brothers (1977)
R | 105 min | Drama
Thinly disguised account of the relationship between radical black activist Angela Davis and Black Panther and prison inmate George Jackson, who was one of those killed in a failed 1971 prison breakout.
29. The Most Wanted Man (1953)
Unrated | 85 min | Comedy
Joe Calvert (Fernandel) is a nearsighted, friendly man who works as a clerk in a large department store, who gets into embarrassing situations when he isn't wearing his glasses. Since Joe ... See full summary »
30. Stir (1980)
101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Filmed in the Clare Valley, Gladstone and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia, this prison movie was inspired by the true life prison riot at Bathurst Jail in 1974 and its subsequent Royal Commission into New South Wales Prisons.
31. And Give My Love to the Swallows (1972)
90 min | Biography, Drama, War
Towards the end of 1942 a young prisoner Maruska (Magda Vásáryová) awaits in her cell in prison in Breslau (after war Polish Wroclaw) her execution. After death sentence it was ninety nine ... See full summary »
32. Hay Road (2012)
90 min | Adventure, Drama, Western
This is the story of a man who after living over ten years isolated away from his country, returns to avenge His brother's death. Inspired by the writings of Henry David Thoreau, he is ... See full summary »
33. Love Crimes of Kabul (2011)
TV-14 | 71 min | Documentary
LOVE CRIMES OF KABUL is an intimate portrait of three young Afghani women accused of committing "moral crimes" such as premarital sex and running away from home. As we follow them from ... See full summary »
Director: Tanaz Eshaghian
34. Time of Fear (2009)
119 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The widow piano teacher Lúcia and her unemployed teenage son Rafa move to a poor neighborhood in the periphery of São Paulo after the bankrupting of her pension plan. Rafa a.k.a. Pilot ... See full summary »
35. So You Think You're Not Guilty (1950)
Approved | 10 min | Comedy, Short
Joe McDoakes (George O'Hanlon) pleads "not guilty" to a traffic violation but is convicted anyway. Handling this setback in his usual manner, the two-dollar fine quickly pyramids to a 10-year jail sentence.
36. The Accusing Finger (1936)
Approved | 61 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An attorney is responsible for sending an innocent man to jail for a murder he did not commit. He soon gets a taste of his own medicine when his wife is murdered and no one will believe him... See full summary »
37. Pardon My Stripes (1942)
Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport
Football player Henry Platt (William Henry)mistakes a helmet for the football in his zeal to make a touchdown during a critical game, his error earns him the accolade of "Dope of the Year" ... See full summary »
38. Over the Wall (1943)
Not Rated | 21 min | Short, Crime, Drama
After a Catholic priest is unhappily transferred out of the prison he loves, he has an opportunity to help reform an escaped convict.
40. Piasame tin kali (1955)
75 min | Comedy
A jobless and kind countryman moves in Athens, only to lose yet another job; however, the lottery ticket in his hand could be the solution to his chronic problems. Will now the love of his life change her mind and reciprocate his feelings?
41. Shadows of Sing Sing (1933)
Passed | 63 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Muriel Rossi (Mary Brian), the sister of a racketeer, Al Rossi (Harry Woods), falls in love with Bob Martel (Bruce Cabot), the son of a police detective, Joe Martel (Grant Mitchell). Their ... See full summary »
MacGyver (2016– )
TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
MacGyver is tasked to go undercover as an inmate in a maximum security prison to break out El Noche, a notorious drug kingpin, using only batteries and salt, and track him to his cartel's secret location and dismantle it.
Riverdale (2017– )
Chapter Fifty-Seven: Survive the Night
TV-14 | Crime, Drama, Mystery
After receiving mysterious invitations, the gang band together to confront the evils of their past once and for all; Edgar makes a chilling announcement.
Jack of All Trades (2000)
Croquey in the Pokey
22 min | Adventure, Action, Comedy
When Croque is suddenly arrested for conspiracy to assassinate his brother Napoleon, Emilia has Jack imprisoned to protect the governor while she ferrets out who forged the order.
Ray Donovan (2013– )
TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama
Paige Finney calls on Ray to protect a quarterback from a Navy SEAL. Terry tries to fly under the radar in prison but winds up in a fight. Plus, Mickey attempts to take over Gary's business - and a frustrated Lena considers quitting.
TV-14 | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Donnie wakes up next to dead Shelby, calls Pierce to help him. Pierce and Moretti tries to clear his name. Pierce's father gets mistaken as Ruby's husband. He asks him and Moretti to find her actual husband (a wanted gangster).
Darkwing Duck (1991–1992)
TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Adventure
Jambalaya Jake uses a potion mixed up by Granny to take control of Launchpad - dressed as Darkwing Duck - and makes him do crimes.
Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
TV-14 | 48 min | Drama, Romance
The fate of Downton Abbey hinges on a letter from a dead man. Edith and Sir Anthony face their own fateful moment. Mrs. Hughes confronts a crisis.
Downton Abbey (2010–2015)
TV-14 | 48 min | Drama, Romance
Things go badly amiss at Downton Abbey. Robert and Cora are not speaking. The servants are shunning Matthew's mother, Isobel. And Matthew and Robert have fallen out. Bates takes a gamble.