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Favourite Prison Movie???

  • 06-11-2015 1:34am
    #1
    Closed Accounts Posts: 5,162 ✭✭✭ MadDog76


    I love a good prison movie ......... The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Chopper are all great ........ my personal favourite is probably American Me.



    What's yours?

    Feel free to mention any not included in the poll.

    What's Your Favourite Prison Movie? 111 votes

    American Me
    12% 14 votes
    The Shawshank Redemption
    0% 1 vote
    Chopper
    45% 51 votes
    The Green Mile
    3% 4 votes
    Animal Factory
    5% 6 votes
    In The Name Of The Father
    0% 0 votes
    Papillon
    0% 1 vote
    American History X
    2% 3 votes
    Sleepers
    4% 5 votes
    Midnight Express
    1% 2 votes
    Dead Man Walking
    2% 3 votes
    Bronson
    0% 0 votes
    Law Abiding Citizen
    0% 1 vote
    The Rock
    0% 0 votes
    Murder In The First
    2% 3 votes
    The Last Castle
    0% 1 vote
    Get The Gringo
    2% 3 votes
    Scum
    0% 0 votes
    Cool Hand Luke
    2% 3 votes
    The Hurricane
    3% 4 votes
    Starred Up
    0% 0 votes
    Hunger
    0% 0 votes
    Bad Boys
    0% 1 vote
    Escape From Alcatraz
    0% 0 votes
    Ghosts Of The Civil Dead
    4% 5 votes


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Comments

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,464 ✭✭✭ e_e


    You left out what's imo the best one of all, A Man Escaped

    I'd put A Prophet up there too. The French really are great at their prison films, have yet to see this one too. :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,944 Links234


    Sleepers for me, Kevin Bacon was unforgettable in that, chilling performance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,649 ✭✭✭ budgemook


    The Great Escape


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 935 Whitewinged


    I agree with the ones you listed OP and I have only seen a clip of Chopper (the scene where he says "keity seems to done himself a mischief" :) cant wait to watch it).

    I liked The Experiment with Adrien Brody.


  • Registered Users Posts: 634 ✭✭✭ shazzerman


    I don't see Riot in Cell Block 11 or Brute Force in that list. Great films have been made for a very long time, not just the last 40 years or so. But Le Trou is the best one I've seen.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 14,908 ✭✭✭✭ Liam McPoyle


    Scum.

    Exceptionally powerful movie that still packs a whooper punch even after repeated viewings.


    OYMMMM THA FACKING DADDEEE!!!!!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 16,763 Tigger


    Chopper from that list
    but Brubaker should be on that list http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080474/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_24


  • Registered Users Posts: 369 ✭✭ Vinculus


    Stared Up is great but I couldn't understand a word anybody said in it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,829 ✭✭✭ Stone Deaf 4evr


    Syvester stallones lock-up not mentioned,
    nor van dammes' Death warrant?

    For Shame.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,881 ✭✭✭ WHIP IT!


    I agree with the ones you listed OP and I have only seen a clip of Chopper (the scene where he says "keity seems to done himself a mischief" :) cant wait to watch it).

    I liked The Experiment with Adrien Brody.

    Aw Man, are you in for a treat! :D

    "Hospital, driver..."


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  • Registered Users Posts: 56,354 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Chained Heat.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,029 ✭✭✭ Hande hoche!


    Syvester stallones lock-up not mentioned,
    nor van dammes' Death warrant?

    For Shame.

    True, also missing Escape Plan and Tango & Cash. The latter for Kurt Russell's hair alone.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,162 ✭✭✭ MadDog76


    I agree with the ones you listed OP and I have only seen a clip of Chopper (the scene where he says "keity seems to done himself a mischief" :) cant wait to watch it).

    I liked The Experiment with Adrien Brody.

    I was almost going to pick Chopper as my favourite ....... watch it, enjoy it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,162 ✭✭✭ MadDog76


    shazzerman wrote: »
    I don't see Riot in Cell Block 11 or Brute Force in that list. Great films have been made for a very long time, not just the last 40 years or so. But Le Trou is the best one I've seen.

    I worked backwards and ran out of options (maximum 25) which is why I invited posters to post their own personal favourite ........


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,162 ✭✭✭ MadDog76


    Tigger wrote: »
    Chopper from that list
    but Brubaker should be on that list http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080474/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_24

    It should have been and would have been had I more options available ........


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,162 ✭✭✭ MadDog76


    Syvester stallones lock-up not mentioned,
    nor van dammes' Death warrant?

    For Shame.

    See above ........


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 541 JakeArmitage


    You forgot I love you Phillips Morris


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,162 ✭✭✭ MadDog76


    Top 100 Prison Movies is on Channel Four tonight at 9pm.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,202 ✭✭✭✭ StringerBell


    There are some titles on the list that have no business there since they are not even prison movies, and some excellent prison movies left off.

    My favourite prison movie of all time may be Lock Up with Stallone, Brubaker is also excellent, The Great Escape would be in the mix for me, tough to pick a favourite. From the list maybe Scum as that really has stood the test of time, big fan of Shawshank and American History X even though the latter is certainly not a prison movie

    "People say ‘go with the flow’ but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish."



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,162 ✭✭✭ MadDog76


    There are some titles on the list that have no business there since they are not even prison movies, and some excellent prison movies left off.

    My favourite prison movie of all time may be Lock Up with Stallone, Brubaker is also excellent, The Great Escape would be in the mix for me, tough to pick a favourite. From the list maybe Scum as that really has stood the test of time, big fan of Shawshank and American History X even though the latter is certainly not a prison movie

    There are several movies that I have included on the list which aren't set exclusively in prison (American Me, Chopper, American History X, Sleepers etc.) but where prison does have a significant enough effect on the stories/characters that I am personally happy to put them in the Prison Movie category ......... as previously posted, there are a maximum of 25 options open in the polls which will obviously result in some movies being excluded hence why I invited posters to mention their own personal choices which you have done in the form of Brubaker, Lock Up and The Great Escape all of which would have been included in the poll if it were possible.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,845 timthumbni


    Celda 211. (Cell 211) Spanish flick but well worth the subtitles. Everyone likes an easy time on their first day at a new job...............

    Love prison flicks. Felon with val Kilmer was another I watched quite recently though was made in 2008 which I found surprisingly watchable.

    If I lived in the USA I would be especially careful not to fall foul of the law as the prisons there all seem to all include a one way ticket to rapesville. Any real life documentaries or articles I've read don't seem to do anything to make me think otherwise. Horrifying but as a setting prisons can provide some excellent drama for films and books.


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,825 ✭✭✭ py2006


    Can't believe there are no votes for Escape from Alcatraz


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,845 timthumbni


    e_e wrote: »
    You left out what's imo the best one of all, A Man Escaped

    I'd put A Prophet up there too. The French really are great at their prison films, have yet to see this one too. :)

    A Prophet was a great wee movie. It was great to see a young Craig Doyle getting his big break into movies as the lead character in that one too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,845 timthumbni


    py2006 wrote: »
    Can't believe there are no votes for Escape from Alcatraz

    The steps scene with clint and the black dude was memorable.


  • Registered Users Posts: 568 Tomagotchye


    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest?! Different but still a prison none the less


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,845 timthumbni


    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's nest?! Different but still a prison none the less

    Well if that's the case then I put forward the Bridge over the River Kwai too. I would say the Japanese pow camps in ww2 would even make the worst of the U.S. Prisons seem like a holiday camp.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,163 ✭✭✭ droidman123


    Lets go to prison (2007) its a comedy but a bit leftfield.theres some genuine laugh out loud moments.i would definitly recommend it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,942 ✭✭✭✭ razorblunt


    I always liked Lock Up with Stallone as well.

    Needs an "Ernest goes to" option also ...


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 159 ✭✭ Andrew Laeddis


    cool hand luke


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,055 ✭✭✭ MfMan


    Stalag 17? Inspired the denouement for Shawshank methinks....


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