Poorly acted, non-prisonny, pretty awful sci-fi flick. At least it doesn’t take itself too seriously.
An ingenuous petty crook is literally dragged into an escape. Terrific film, but no tigers.
Sympathetic treatment of a guilt-ridden, traumatised teenager and other girls in a remand home.
Young woman taking big rap for brother is hunted, and hunted. Silly WIP fare.
Innocent man in prison plots revenge against the man who put him there.
Fine horror movie. No prison, but some prison-related social commentary, perhaps. You decide.
Wonderful, witty animation with a delightful prison sequence.
Heavyweight bout between Archbishop Tutu and a racist prisoner. Cape Town, 1996.
Second filmed version of a famed boxing manga; rivalry, honour, rising through adversity and a bit of prison.
The Informer has a little more complexity than most action thrillers. But not so much that it explains why IMDb’s précis (“An ex-convict working undercover intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison”) pretty much misses the point entirely. ‘Intentionally gets himself incarcerated’, yes, but he returns […]