Best Prison Movies of All Time

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10. American History X
> Released: 1998
> Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D’Angelo
> Prison: Unnamed California prison
> Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 13 nominations

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9. In the Name of the Father
> Released: 1993
> Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, Alison Crosbie
> Prison: Brixton
> Awards won: Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 27 nominations

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8. A Prophet
> Released: 2009
> Starring: Tahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif
> Prison: Unnamed French prison
> Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 48 wins & 48 nominations

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7. White Heat
> Released: 1949
> Starring: James Cagney, Virginia Mayo, Edmond O’Brien
> Prison: Illinois State Penitentiary
> Awards won: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination

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6. The Silence of the Lambs
> Released: 1991
> Starring: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Lawrence A. Bonney
> Prison: Baltimore State Hospital for the Criminally Insane
> Awards won: Won 5 Oscars. Another 49 wins & 38 nominations