Not Quite Prison Movies

» The Archer (2017, USA)

High school archer in lame escape from corrupt juvie centre drama. Not at all ‘arrowing.

» Vyfster: Die Slot / Five Star: The Final (1986, South Africa)

Repeat escapee escapes to see his son, and then breaks into the prison to confront his father.

» The Sting II: Perfect Exchange (1993, Hong Kong)

Card shark cons his way into prison to con money out of a con.

» Sarbjit (2016, India)

Innocent Indian man stumbles into 22 years of hell in a Pakistani prison.

» Paddington 2 (2017, UK / Others)

Delightful story of a well-mannered small bear charming everyone (well, almost) in prison and out.

» The Merciless (2017, South Korea)

Outlandish but very watchable story of an undercover cop embedded in a violent gang.

» Passion’s Web (2007, Canada)

Forgettable TV flick about a female psychologist who falls for the wrong murderer.

» 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.