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What is your Favorite Prison Movie? (Edited 10/12/08 10:07PM by Seth)
Rank your favorite prison movie from the following list.  Please add any others that I'm sure I have forgotten.
| Closed on 10/13/08 at 06:00PM
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Rank47 FansAvg (1st)
1.The Shawshank Redemption8.5 (17)
2.The Green Mile7.0 (6)
3.Cool Hand Luke6.6 (10)
4.Escape from Alcatraz5.9 (4)
5.The Great Escape4.8 (1)
6.Other3.8 (3)
7.Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)3.7 (1)
8.Papillon3.6 (4)
9.Brubaker3.0 (1)
10.Stalag 172.4
Also receiving votes:The Last Castle2.1
Other 22.0
Other 31.6

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#26 | 2287 days ago
knpaulson (+)

STIR CRAZY:  Gene Wilder and Richard Prior were hilarious in this movie!
1. The Shawshank Redemption  2. Cool Hand Luke  3. Escape from Alcatraz  4. Other  5. The Great Escape  6. Papillon  7. Brubaker  8. The Green Mile  9. Stalag 17  10. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  
  
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#1 | 2288 days ago

Other: The Rock

1. Papillon  2. The Last Castle  3. Other  4. The Shawshank Redemption  5. The Green Mile  6. Escape from Alcatraz  7. The Great Escape  8. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  9. Brubaker  10. Cool Hand Luke  
#2 | 2288 days ago

American Me,  Blood in Blood out, The Longest Yard.
1. The Shawshank Redemption  2. The Green Mile  3. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  4. Brubaker  5. The Great Escape  6. Escape from Alcatraz  7. Cool Hand Luke  8. Other  9. Other 2  10. Other 3  
#3 | 2288 days ago

Other: Reform School Girls
1. Cool Hand Luke  2. The Shawshank Redemption  3. Stalag 17  4. The Green Mile  5. Other  6. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  7. Papillon  8. The Great Escape  9. The Last Castle  10. Escape from Alcatraz  
#4 | 2288 days ago
Brainiac (+)

"What we have here.. is a failure to communicate"..

1. Papillon  2. Cool Hand Luke  3. The Shawshank Redemption  4. The Great Escape  5. Escape from Alcatraz  6. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  7. Brubaker  8. The Last Castle  9. The Green Mile  10. Stalag 17  
#5 | 2288 days ago

Other = "Midnight Express"
1. Cool Hand Luke  2. Escape from Alcatraz  3. The Great Escape  4. Papillon  5. The Green Mile  6. The Shawshank Redemption  7. Other  8. Brubaker  9. Stalag 17  10. The Last Castle  
#6 | 2288 days ago

Spcham wrote:
American Me,  Blood in Blood out, The Longest Yard.
I knew I would forget some good ones.  The Longest Yard (Original) with Burt Reynolds was awesome.
1. Cool Hand Luke  2. The Great Escape  3. The Shawshank Redemption  4. Brubaker  5. Escape from Alcatraz  6. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  7. The Green Mile  8. Stalag 17  9. Papillon  10. The Last Castle  
#7 | 2288 days ago

derms33 wrote:

Other: The Rock

I had thought about "The Rock", but I wasn't sure if I would get comments saying it wasn't a prison movie like the others I had listed.  Sorry I left it off...I love that movie.
1. Cool Hand Luke  2. The Great Escape  3. The Shawshank Redemption  4. Brubaker  5. Escape from Alcatraz  6. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  7. The Green Mile  8. Stalag 17  9. Papillon  10. The Last Castle  
#8 | 2288 days ago

Monty40 wrote:
I had thought about "The Rock", but I wasn't sure if I would get comments saying it wasn't a prison movie like the others I had listed.  Sorry I left it off...I love that movie.
hey, its in a prison!  I figured that was why it wasn't on there
1. Papillon  2. The Last Castle  3. Other  4. The Shawshank Redemption  5. The Green Mile  6. Escape from Alcatraz  7. The Great Escape  8. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  9. Brubaker  10. Cool Hand Luke  
#9 | 2288 days ago

Papillon was an awesome movie.  McQueen and Hoffman were brilliant in that flick!
1. Papillon  2. The Last Castle  3. Other  4. The Shawshank Redemption  5. The Green Mile  6. Escape from Alcatraz  7. The Great Escape  8. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  9. Brubaker  10. Cool Hand Luke  
#10 | 2288 days ago
PeacefulDave (+)

I think it was called "The Women of Cell Block 6". 
#11 | 2288 days ago

Sean Penn sucks HUGO CHAVEZ
1. Escape from Alcatraz  2. The Green Mile  3. The Shawshank Redemption  4. Cool Hand Luke  5. Stalag 17  6. Brubaker  7. Papillon  8. The Last Castle  9. Other 3  10. Other 2  
#12 | 2288 days ago
DABULL43 (+)

COOL HAND LUKE, NO QUESTION !!!!
#13 | 2288 days ago
adamace (+)

shawshank redemption. hands down.
#14 | 2288 days ago

Good choices and I agree re: The Longest Yard...It was tough ranking these because 3 are among my all time favorites.

1. The Shawshank Redemption  2. The Green Mile  3. The Great Escape  4. Escape from Alcatraz  5. Cool Hand Luke  6. Papillon  7. Stalag 17  8. The Last Castle  9. Other  10. Other 2  
#15 | 2288 days ago

derms33 wrote:
Papillon was an awesome movie.  McQueen and Hoffman were brilliant in that flick!
When I think I have it bad, I think of Papillon! What a great movie!
1. The Shawshank Redemption  2. Cool Hand Luke  3. The Green Mile  4. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  5. Papillon  6. The Great Escape  7. Stalag 17  8. Escape from Alcatraz  9. The Last Castle  10. Brubaker  
#16 | 2288 days ago

Original Longest Yard
The Rock
The Bird Man Of Alcatraz
1. Cool Hand Luke  2. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  3. Papillon  4. The Shawshank Redemption  5. The Great Escape  6. Escape from Alcatraz  7. The Green Mile  8. Other  9. Other 2  10. Other 3  
#17 | 2288 days ago

Beaneaters wrote:
Other = "Midnight Express"
Great movie,i couldn't remeber the title thanks.I have a builtin forgetter.
1. Other  2. The Shawshank Redemption  3. Papillon  4. The Green Mile  5. Cool Hand Luke  6. Brubaker  7. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  8. Escape from Alcatraz  9. The Great Escape  10. The Last Castle  
#18 | 2287 days ago

garbanzosusa wrote:
Sean Penn sucks HUGO CHAVEZ
What does that even mean?
1. Cool Hand Luke  2. The Shawshank Redemption  3. Stalag 17  4. The Great Escape  5. Escape from Alcatraz  6. Papillon  7. Brubaker  8. The Green Mile  9. The Last Castle  10. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  
#19 | 2287 days ago
forrest_viv (+)

Midnight Express,  Life(eddie  murphy, martin lawrence), Longest Yard(original).

Honorable mention...... "Let's Go  to Prison" and "Half Baked"
1. The Shawshank Redemption  2. The Green Mile  3. Cool Hand Luke  4. Other  5. Other 2  6. Other 3  7. Papillon  8. Escape from Alcatraz  9. Brubaker  10. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  
#20 | 2287 days ago

forrest_viv wrote:
Midnight Express,  Life(eddie  murphy, martin lawrence), Longest Yard(original).

Honorable mention...... "Let's Go  to Prison" and "Half Baked"
Forgot about life.  That's a good one.
1. Cool Hand Luke  2. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  3. Papillon  4. The Shawshank Redemption  5. The Great Escape  6. Escape from Alcatraz  7. The Green Mile  8. Other  9. Other 2  10. Other 3  
#21 | 2287 days ago

(Edited by dlaylo)

1- other - Penitentiary 1-3 Leon Isaac Kennedy though three was not nearly as good as 1 and two. These are considered classics of the blaxpliotation period.

7- The rock

8- The Longest Yard  

1. Other  2. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  3. The Shawshank Redemption  4. The Green Mile  5. Brubaker  6. Escape from Alcatraz  7. Other 2  8. Other 3  9. Stalag 17  10. The Great Escape  
#22 | 2287 days ago

(Edited by garbanzosusa)
Scott Senay wrote:
What does that even mean?
It means - I no longer watch any anti-American actors movies, including Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Susan Sarandon and dumb ass Tim Robbins, they all went to Caracas Venezuela to visit Hugo Chavez and to protest against American policies.  This is treason and for myself and my family and friends who know about these idiots WE will not support them with our (AMERICAN) money!
1. Escape from Alcatraz  2. The Green Mile  3. The Shawshank Redemption  4. Cool Hand Luke  5. Stalag 17  6. Brubaker  7. Papillon  8. The Last Castle  9. Other 3  10. Other 2  
#23 | 2287 days ago

garbanzosusa wrote:
It means - I no longer watch any anti-American actors movies, including Sean Penn, Danny Glover, Susan Sarandon and dumb ass Tim Robbins, they all went to Caracas Venezuela to visit Hugo Chavez and to protest against American policies.  This is treason and for myself and my family and friends who know about these idiots WE will not support them with our (AMERICAN) money!

Pssst.  Tim Robbins was in Shawshank Redemption.

1. Cool Hand Luke  2. The Shawshank Redemption  3. Stalag 17  4. The Great Escape  5. Escape from Alcatraz  6. Papillon  7. Brubaker  8. The Green Mile  9. The Last Castle  10. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  
#24 | 2287 days ago

My "other" at #3 is the original "longest yard" with burt reynolds. That was a great movie... Eddie "green acres" alberts as the evil warden... ray nitschke and Joe kapp as guard players... great stuff!!!!

 

Cool Hand Luke is one of my top 5 movies period! Paul Newman has always been a cool cat and this movie was one of his best. george kennedy was great as the fellow inmate. I think it may have been Dennis Hopper's 1st movie role. The "man behind the glass"... or the best line..."What we have here is a failure to communicate!!!"

 

Pappillon is simply a great epic with 2 hall of fame actors in Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. As long as it was... you were with the story the entire time. Just the conditions they lived in and their will to survive... 2 phenominal performances

 

and my last "other" is the 70's b-flick "chained heat" about a bunch of hot women inmates who are exploited in every way....

 

I think the younger crowd here should make a point to see Cool hand Luke and Pappillon and see what great flicks they are

1. Cool Hand Luke  2. Papillon  3. Other  4. The Shawshank Redemption  5. Escape from Alcatraz  6. The Green Mile  7. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  8. The Great Escape  9. Brubaker  10. Other 2  
#25 | 2287 days ago

Beaneaters wrote:
Other = "Midnight Express"
yes, great call! I had forgot about that one. Very intense in non -edited version. Those good ole Turkish prisons! and no stabbing above the waist! Very intense film.
1. Cool Hand Luke  2. Papillon  3. Other  4. The Shawshank Redemption  5. Escape from Alcatraz  6. The Green Mile  7. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  8. The Great Escape  9. Brubaker  10. Other 2  
#26 | 2287 days ago
knpaulson (+)

STIR CRAZY:  Gene Wilder and Richard Prior were hilarious in this movie!
1. The Shawshank Redemption  2. Cool Hand Luke  3. Escape from Alcatraz  4. Other  5. The Great Escape  6. Papillon  7. Brubaker  8. The Green Mile  9. Stalag 17  10. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  
#27 | 2287 days ago
skunkymell (+)

(Edited by skunkymell)
knpaulson wrote:
STIR CRAZY:  Gene Wilder and Richard Prior were hilarious in this movie!

Yes, funny you mentioned a comedy...I spent 27 hours in jail and I realized that 24 hours is a long time!  Made the best of a bad situation, as can you imagine the Rated XXX movies I made with all them females in that cellblock!    The VON RYAN EXPRESS is a classic!

 

 

#28 | 2287 days ago
skunkymel (+)

Stir Crazy, Midnight Express, and Von Ryan Express!

#29 | 2217 days ago

Beaneaters wrote:
Other = "Midnight Express"
Yea - forgot that one - it WAS excellent - William Hurt was unbelieveable- but Papillon was fantastic - and the book was even better!
1. Papillon  2. Stalag 17  3. The Shawshank Redemption  4. Brubaker  5. Escape from Alcatraz  6. The Great Escape  7. Cool Hand Luke  8. The Green Mile  9. The Last Castle  10. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  
#30 | 2185 days ago

Other = The Longest Yard (The original...screw Sandler)
Other 2 = The Condemned (Stone Cold Steve Austin Baby!)
Other 3 = Lock Up (Stallone flick)

Honorable mentions:  (which were not mentioned yet)

* Victory (another Stallone flick starring Michael Caine and Pele)
* Escape From New York (great Kurt Russell flick. Snake Blitzkin was badass.)
* Scared Straight (technically a documentary) 
1. The Shawshank Redemption  2. Bad Boys (with Sean Penn)  3. Other  4. Other 2  5. Other 3  6. Cool Hand Luke  7. Escape from Alcatraz  8. The Great Escape  9. The Green Mile  10. Brubaker  

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