Best Prison Movies of All Time

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15. Midnight Express
> Released: 1978
> Starring: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins
> Prison: Sağmalcılar Prison
> Awards won: Won 2 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 14 nominations

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14. Starred Up
> Released: 2013
> Starring: Jack O’Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend
> Prison: Unnamed British prison
> Awards won: 17 wins & 19 nominations

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13. Papillon
> Released: 1973
> Starring: Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory
> Prison: Devil’s Island
> Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination

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12. Dead Man Walking
> Released: 1995
> Starring: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky
> Prison: Louisiana State Penitentiary
> Awards won: Won 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins & 19 nominations

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11. Down by Law
> Released: 1986
> Starring: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni
> Prison: Unnamed Louisiana prison
> Awards won: 4 wins & 6 nominations