The Best Prison Films of the 1990s

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The Green Mile 1999, 188 min.

Frank Darabont     Starring: Tom HanksDavid MorseJames Cromwell

Drama    Fantasy    Magic Realism

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Out of Sight 1998, 123 min.

Steven Soderbergh     Starring: George ClooneyVing RhamesDon Cheadle

Caper    Comedy    Crime

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Dead Man Walking 1995, 122 min.

Tim Robbins     Starring: Susan SarandonSean PennRobert Prosky

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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No Escape 1994, 118 min.

Martin Campbell     Starring: Ray LiottaStuart WilsonLance Henriksen

Action    Escape Film    Prison Film

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Brokedown Palace 1999, 100 min.

Jonathan Kaplan     Starring: Claire DanesBill PullmanJacqueline Kim

Drama    Melodrama    Prison Film

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Life 1999, 108 min.

Ted Demme     Starring: Eddie MurphyMartin LawrenceObba Babatundé

Buddy Film    Comedy Drama    Crime

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Cadence 1991, 97 min.

Martin Sheen     Starring: Charlie SheenMartin SheenF. Murray Abraham

Drama    Message Movie    Prison Film

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Captives 1994, 100 min.

Angela Pope     Starring: Tim RothSiobhan RedmondPeter Capaldi

Drama    Prison Film    Romance

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