Not Quite Prison Movies

» Savage Dog (2017, USA)

An IRA bomber hunting down Nazis who have done him wrong in the Indochinese jungle. Awful.

» A Man Called Sledge (1970, Italy / USA)

Highwayman goes way off-highway and robs prison.

» Under Lock and Key (1995, USA)

Undercover FBI agent teams up with a feisty prison guard to do improbable things.

» Shot Caller (2017, USA)

Stockbroker in prison gets trapped into gang membership, then tries to untrap himself.

» Despicable Me 3 (2017, USA)

Three minutes of the minions in prison.

» Noem My Skollie / Call Me Thief (2016, South Africa)

Disappointing tale of a young gangster who tells stories in prison to avoid gangs.

» Pixote (1981, Brazil)

Grim, but powerful, tale of a 10-year-old in and out of a São Paulo reformatory.

» Hell on Devil’s Island (1957, USA)

Predictable saga of a crooked commandant on Devil’s island and the prisoner who exposes him.

» Turn Him Loose (1929, USA)

13-minute farce. A hapless DA’s sleuth winds up in jail twice. Briefly.

» First Circle (1992, Canada / France)

Long, long story of a political prisoners’ prison for dissident scientists in Stalin’s Russia in 1949