Re: [Videolib] prison flicks list suggestions?

Meghann Matwichuk (
Wed, 17 May 2006 16:46:58 -0400

A few off the top of my head -- although I'm guessing that IMDB would
have lots to offer here:

Carandiru (Brazil)
American Me
Animal Factory
Bad Boys ('83, reform school, w/ Sean Penn)
United States of Leland (reform school)
Dead Man Walking
Chopper (Australia)
Green Mile
The Count of Monte Cristo
V for Vendetta (short but crucial sequence)
The Last Castle
Brokedown Palace
Oldboy (South Korea)
The Producers '68 (again, a short bit, but if you want to add some
lighter titles...)
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (can't remember how much of that was in
prison, though...

... and if you're going to have O Brother, what about Sullivan's Travels?


Meghann R. Matwichuk, M.S.
Assistant Librarian
Instructional Media Department
Morris Library, University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
(302) 831-1475

Jen Stutesman wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I’m putting together a “prison flicks” theme for Fall quarter, and
> have the following titles so far; other suggestions? (some inexpensive
> foreign ones would be great!)
> American History X
> Shawshank Redemption
> Brute Force (which doesn’t seem to be available L )
> O Brother Where Art Thou
> Assault on Precinct 13 (the more recent one, although may purchase the
> John Carpenter one)
> Escape from Alcatraz
> Birdman of Alcatraz
> Brubaker
> Escape from New York
> Fortress
> The Hurricane (the Denzel Washington one)
> In the Name of the Father
> The Last Castle
> Mutiny in the Big House
> No Escape
> The Green Mile
> Please note that I’m staying to films that have action predominantly
> placed **in** the prison for most of the movie, and am leaving out
> movies that have characters that have left or escaped prison, where
> the action continues elsewhere. Except for “O Brother”. Which is one
> of my faves, so it’s in. Nyah. :-P
> -jen
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