Time in Prison

Or, "Life in The Big House". The prison film has proved to be a popular subject for cinema and many superb titles are represented in this canon of work. Here the human spirit is often shown to thrive in what are generally hostile and oppressive settings. There are the tales of the 'wrongly accused man' protesting his innocence, the 'race against time' thrillers to save the condemned from execution, and the 'prison as hell' where your worst nightmares have come true. There are also the comedies where the familiar prison 'cliches' are parodied, and the science-fiction variants that show the possible shape of things to come... Now, go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. Pictured: Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins in "The Shawshank Redemption".

Ocean's Eight (Blu-ray) (2018)

Director: Gary Ross
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway

Five years, eight months, 12 days and counting -- that's how long Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life. She knows what it's go... Read more

Orange Is the New Black: Season 1 (2013)

Starring: Kate Mulgrew, Jessica Pimentel, Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Joel Garland,...

The story of Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties who is sentenced to fifteen months in prison after being convicted of a decade-old crime of transp... Read more

Orange Is the New Black: Season 2 (2014)

Starring: Taylor Schilling, Michael Harney, Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Uzo Abuda, Danie...

All 13 episodes from the second season of the Netflix comedy drama adapted from Piper Kerman's memoir about her time spent in a women's prison. Taylor... Read more

Orange Is the New Black: Season 3 (2015)

Starring: Kate Mulgrew, Natasha Lyonne, Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Michael Harney,...

The women of Litchfield unapologetically return for the third coming. With a crisis of faith and their beliefs and loyalties being tested, each charac... Read more

Orange Is the New Black: Season 4 (2016)

Starring: Kate Mulgrew, Taryn Manning, Taylor Schilling, Jessica Pimentel, Michael Harney,...

From Jenji Kohan, the creator of "Weeds", "Orange Is the New Black" is a thought-provoking, funny, and evocative show about life in a women's prison.... Read more

Out Of Sight (1998)

Director: Steven Soderbergh
Starring: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames

Adapted from the Elmore Leonard bestseller and starring George Clooney as a convicted back robber who escapes from prison with the help of partner Vin... Read more

Papillon (1973)

Director: Franklin J Schaffner
Starring: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon, Anthony Zerbe

Based on a true story, petty criminal Henri Charriere, a.k.a. Papillon (Steve McQueen), is framed for murder and transported for life to the penal col... Read more

Papillon (2017)

Director: Michael Noer
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek, Yorick van Wageningen, Roland Moller, Tommy Flanagan...

The epic story of Henri "Papillon" Charrière, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorio... Read more

Pinero (2001)

Director: Leon Ichaso
Starring: Benjamin Bratt, Giancarlo Esposito, Talisa Soto, Nelson Vasquez, Michael Wright,...

After doing hard time in prison for drug-dealing and petty theft, Miguel Pinero turned his prison experiences into the '70s Tony Award-winning play "S... Read more

Prison Break: Season 1 (2005)

Director: Various
Starring: Stacy Keach, Robert Knepper, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Peter Stormare,...

Taking on a well-used subject as the title suggests, this series provided an astoundingly fresh and entertaining season of television. When Lincoln Sc... Read more