Best Prison Movies of All Time

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20. Birdman of Alcatraz
> Released: 1962
> Starring: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter
> Prison: Alcatraz
> Awards won: Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 8 nominations

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19. Kiss of the Spider Woman
> Released: 1985
> Starring: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga
> Prison: Unnamed Brazilian prison
> Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 10 nominations

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18. Into the Abyss
> Released: 2011
> Starring: Werner Herzog, Richard Lopez, Michael Perry
> Prison: Polunsky Unit
> Awards won: 2 wins & 13 nominations

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17. Hunger
> Released: 2008
> Starring: Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan
> Prison: Maze Prison
> Awards won: 45 wins & 33 nominations

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16. The Green Mile
> Released: 1999
> Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse
> Prison: Cold Mountain Penitentiary
> Awards won: Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 30 nominations