Best new Prison movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

Prison life intrigues audiences. ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ has been number one on the top 250 IMDb list for ages. In recent years, there have been several gripping prison movies as well, that we summed up below.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best prison movies of 2017 in cinema, DVD and Netflix. Are Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Peter Sattler & David Mackenzie our new prison genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

prison movies2017
Popular actorsEzra Miller, Tye Sheridan & Billy Crudup
Trending moviesThe Stanford Prison Experiment, True Story & Camp X-Ray

Anticipated 2017 prison movies to watch

    Papillon (Tuesday October 31, 2017)

    Papillon film poster Director
    Michael Noer
    Charlie Hunnam
    Rami Malek
    Tommy Flanagan

    A remake of the 1973 classic is in the making! And Rami Malek (Mr Robot) plays the lead role. ...Read more

Best prison movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017 & 2016

2010's best rated prison movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

    13th (Friday October 7, 2016)

    13th film poster Director
    Ava DuVernay
    Melina Abdullah
    Michelle Alexander
    Cory Booker

    film that documents a true and detailed account of events and situations that expose the US prisons and prison system and also...Read more

    Une Prophete (Friday March 26, 2010)

    Une Prophete film poster Director
    Jacques Audiard
    Tahar Rahim
    Niels Arestrup
    Adel Bencherif

    The film features the situation of a person trapped in a foreign captivity; it depicts the struggle and courage of an Arab boy who...Read more

    King of Devil’s Island (Friday December 17, 2010)

    King of Devil’s Island film poster Director
    Marius Holst
    Benjamin Helstad
    Trond Nilssen
    Stellan Skarsgård

    The story depicts brutal and inhumane conditions on an island prison in Norway; a new inmate leads all his companions into an...Read more

    Starred Up (Tuesday August 26, 2014)

    Starred Up film poster Director
    David Mackenzie
    Jack O'Connell
    Ben Mendelsohn
    Rupert Friend

    Eric is a violent and dangerous criminal who is shifted to the adult wing where he meets his father who tries to convince him to...Read more

    Leonera (Saturday March 29, 2008)

    Leonera film poster Director
    Pablo Trapero
    Martina Gusman
    Elli Medeiros
    Rodrigo Santoro

    A heart-touching rendition of prison life that showcases the bond of motherhood as a mother separated from her child struggles to...Read more

    Camp X-Ray (Friday October 17, 2014)

    Camp X-Ray film poster Director
    Peter Sattler
    Kristen Stewart
    Peyman Moaadi
    Lane Garrison

    The flower of love and friendship sometimes flourishes even in the driest of the deserts; an assigned soldier at the Guantanamo...Read more