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Robbie Parry
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Three only, please. Let's see what we can come up with. 

You can be flexible about what a prison film entails. It could be a film set entirely in a prison, a film where the prison is rarely seen but involves someone breaking in to rescue someone, etc.

Mine are: 

AN INNOCENT MAN (1989)
LOCK UP (1989)
THE ROCK (2003)

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TWO WAY STRETCH (1960)

THE HILL (1965)

...and that's all I got!

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In no particular order...

COOL HAND LUKE (1967)
THE LONGEST YARD (1974)
THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)

Edited to replace one choice that may have derailed the thread.  

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Robbie Parry
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I'll have to look up TWO WAY STRETCH and THE HILL. I'm aware of them, but I doubt I've seen them.
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You'll find them very different, Robbie. One is a Peter Sellers comedy, and the other... isn't.

(Funny thing about THE HILL, it was released with a "restricted" rating, meaning high school kids couldn't get in. So we all went out and bought the book!)

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  • Papillon (1973)
  • Midnight Express (1978)
  • Escape from Alcatraz (1979) 


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Only have one, off the top of my head.

THE GREAT ESCAPE (1963)
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ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK

UNDISPUTED

ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ


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This is a tough one for me as I seem drawn to this genre no matter the quality of the movie. These are 3 that I would watch right at this moment;

BRUTE FORCE (1947)

THE LONGEST YARD (1974)

BRUBAKER (1980)

The could be any one of ten others that may replace one of these if you ask me tomorrow.
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I considered THE GREAT ESCAPE, and, since I chose THE HILL, I suppose it qualifies, yet somehow....
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Cool Hand Luke
Shawshank Redemption
In the Name of the Father
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Ronald Joseph
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Every time I thought I had my three, I thought of another that should be on my list. As it stands right now, The Shawshank Redemption is the only one that has solidified a spot.


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The Green Mile and The Shawshank Redemption are the only two that spring to mind offhand.
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THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION

THE LONGEST YARD (1974)

STALAG 17

(If STALAG 17 doesn't fit the category, let me know.)

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THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1994)

Although it may fall apart as an adult, as a kid I liked

Victory (1981)
"As allied POWs prepare for a soccer game against the
German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied
Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are
making plans for the team's escape."
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 Brian Floyd wrote:
STALAG 17

(If STALAG 17 doesn't fit the category, let me know.)

THE GREAT ESCAPE is the one that I changed to THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION.  I didn't know if there would be quibbles about a POW camp rather than an actual prison, so I switched it.  After I looked up THE HILL, which I'd never before heard of, I guess I shouldn't have concerned myself.  So I think STALAG 17 would be a fine choice and is an excellent film. 
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Nothing, however, tops Strother Martin's line from COOL HAND LUKE: "What we've got here is failure to communicate!"  Been quoting that line for most of my life.
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Petter Myhr Ness
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I don't really like prison movies. But THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION is one of my favourite movies, so that's the only one I include.
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I love Morgan Freeman, but he's SO wrong for Red in SHAWSHANK.
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I love Cool Hand Luke- not just a favorite prison movie but one of my favorite movies period
Might be a stretch but I think Rise of the Planet of the Apes is a prison movie (at least for part of it)
Papillon
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Charles Valderrama
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Hmmm, let's see...
  1. The Last Castle
  2. The Green Mile
  3. Brokedown Palace
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COOL HAND LUKE
THE LONGEST YARD (THE ORIGINAL)
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK
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I'm actually amazed as to how many prison movies I've seen.  Definitely more than 3.
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American Me
Shawshank Redemption
Brubaker

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Le Trou (1960)
A Man Escaped (1956)
Brute Force (1947)


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