Most Popular Life Sentence Movies and TV Shows
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2. Papillon (I) (2017)
R | 133 min | Adventure, Biography, Crime
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.
Votes: 33,072 | Gross: $2.34M
4. Fast Five (2011)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent.
Votes: 330,193 | Gross: $209.84M
5. I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
R | 98 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.
Votes: 87,349 | Gross: $2.04M
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: 22,749 | Gross: $101.30M
7. Conviction (II) (2010)
R | 107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.
Votes: 39,791 | Gross: $6.78M
8. Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Not Rated | 147 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
A surly convicted murderer held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.
9. Family Business (1989)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama
An ex professor offers Adam $1,000,000 to "get" some plasma from a high tech company's lab. Adam asks his criminal grandpa for help. Can the 2 convince Adam's now honest dad to join?Let us see what happens.
Votes: 11,133 | Gross: $12.20M
10. Secret Smile (2005)
180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Charming Brendan Block dates Miranda Cotton and gets seriously committed. But she dumps him, claiming he invaded her privacy. A few weeks later, Brendan gets engaged to Miranda's sister and... See full summary »
11. Killing for Love (2016)
Unrated | 130 min | Documentary, Crime, Romance
The gruesome murders of Nancy and Derek Haysom in 1985 were an international media sensation. The Haysoms were wealthy, respected members of Virginia society, and the murder conviction of ... See full summary »
12. Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs (2014 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of a Fundamentalist Mormon leader who spent more than a year on the FBI's "10 Most Wanted List" for unlawful flight on charges related to his alleged arrangement of illegal marriages involving underage girls.
13. Black Legion (1937)
Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
When a hard-working machinist loses a promotion to a Polish-born worker, he is seduced into joining the secretive Black Legion, which intimidates foreigners through violence.
16. The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982)
PG | 106 min | Western
After he is accused of murdering a lawman in 1901 Texas, a Mexican-American farmer flees and manages to elude a large posse for two weeks before he is finally captured.
18. Cruel & Unusual (2014)
Unrated | 95 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Wrongly condemned for killing his wife, a man finds himself in a mysterious institution where he is sentenced to relive her death for eternity.
20. Soldier Boyz (1997 Video Game)
FMV game adaptation of the movie Soldier Boyz (1995). Billionaire hires a Vietnam vet and his team of desperate convicts sentenced to life in prison to save his daughter, who was kidnapped in Vietnam by a terrorist group.
21. One (2002)
R | 117 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama
After nearly fifteen years behind bars, lefty revolutionary Bruno escapes and heads back to Grenoble, France. His plan? Settle some old scores, hook up with his foxy ex-lover, and avoid the... See full summary »
Votes: 1,106 | Gross: $0.06M
22. 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.
23. Terror's Advocate (2007)
Unrated | 135 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary on Jacques Vergès, the controversial lawyer and former Free French Forces guerrilla who has defending unpopular figures such as Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie and Holocaust denier Roger Garaudy.
Votes: 1,418 | Gross: $0.04M
24. Gladiator Days: Anatomy of a Prison Murder (2002 TV Movie)
60 min | Documentary
This documentary is about 2 Arian Brotherhood members in prison lock down that trick a black man into a situation where they can murder him. It is a good documentary but beware the murder is on film via prison camers and very graffic.
25. Justice (I) (1999 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 103 min | Thriller, Crime, Drama
A lawyer and her partner run from the Colombian Mafia and the corrupt U.S. marshals and attorneys assigned to protect them.
27. Dangerous Company (1982 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of Ray Johnson, a convict who spent most of his life in and out of prison until he finally decided to turn his life around.
28. Hagoku (2017 TV Movie)
108 min | Drama
The year is 1942 and Japan is in the midst of World War II. Prison warden Susumu's prisoner Seitaro escapes from his cell through the thick of winter and disappears. He was serving a life ... See full summary »
29. On Trial (1954)
110 min | Crime, Drama
In this legal drama, told in flashbacks, the son of a judge, who had sentenced a man who may be innocent to 17 years in prison, tries to investigate the mysterious case.
30. Life After Manson (2014)
TV-PG | 25 min | Documentary, Short, Crime
Life After Manson is an intimate portrait of one of the world's most infamous crimes and notorious killers. An exclusive interview with Manson Family member Patricia Krenwinkel reveals an ... See full summary »
31. Redeemer (2002 TV Movie)
85 min | Drama
A writer is touched by the story of a former Black Panther who seams to have been wrongfully convicted to life imprisonment 20 years ago. The writer decides to try to help the now middle-aged convict get exonerated.
33. Nadzór (1985)
118 min | Drama
A story of a young woman arrested by police on the day of her wedding for embezzlement, and promptly sentenced to life. She is already pregnant and has her baby in prison. Immediately after... See full summary »
34. Children Who Kill with Susanna Reid (2018 TV Movie)
46 min | Documentary, Crime
Susanna Reid investigates the murder of Maddie Clifton and follows the courtroom proceedings as her killer, Josh Phillips, appeals for his life sentence to be overturned.
35. The Fighting Marshal (1931)
Passed | 58 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Tim Benton and Red Larkin escape from prison together before Tim learns he has been pardoned. His one desire is to return to Silver City and rob the mine payroll,which rightfully belongs to... See full summary »
36. Reckless Indifference (2000)
94 min | Documentary, Crime
Reckless Indifference examines the tragic chain of events that led to the murder of a Los Angeles teenager who was also the son of an LAPD officer. At the end of an heated and emotional ... See full summary »
37. The Orange Thief (2007)
84 min | Comedy
Living on the outer boundaries of society, the eponymous orange thief and some other country-wise ruffians steal fruit for sustenance, sale, and the sheer excitement of courting danger. ... See full summary »
38. Kadachit (2007)
127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
The relationship between Gayatri and her father, whom she accused of killing her mother. 20 years later, she feels that he might be innocent.
39. Hella W (2011)
82 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life of a heroine. The life and work of Hella Wuolijoki. A poet, spy and millionaire, she turned into an internationally acclaimed businesswoman, politician and playwright, who ... See full summary »
40. Counsel for Crime (1937)
Approved | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Law school graduate Paul Maddox, adopted son of Senator Robert Maddox, accepts an offer to join the law firm of William "Bill" Mellon, brilliant but unscrupulous criminal attorney. Mrs. ... See full summary »
42. Murder, Mayhem and Meditation (2014 TV Movie)
50 min | Documentary
A look inside California's maximum-security Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad to see the effects of the policy of "mass incarceration"l of the last 30+ years. Also shown is how one of ... See full summary »
43. Bastardi 3 (2012)
97 min | Crime, Drama
The teacher Tomás Majer, who came to one former special school in 2010, has disappeared. He came to the school a few months after his sister, also a teacher, was murdered. The boys that ... See full summary »
46. Justice Takes a Holiday (1933)
Passed | 68 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
After a judge sentences a man to prison, he uses his authority to adopt the mans's daughter then makes sure that the man will spend the rest of his life in prison. Outraged, the convict ... See full summary »
48. Barred Wives (1994 Video)
54 min | Documentary, Crime
Documentary examining four women and their relationships with their husbands who are prison inmates in correctional facilities.
Crime Stories (1998– )
Police detectives investigating the murder of Girly Chew Hossencofft by her con man husband, Diazien Hossencofft, discover that he had two accomplices who believe in a reptilian alien invasion conspiracy.