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List of R-Rated prison movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated prison movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Prison movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated prison movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top R-Rated Prison movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great R-Rated Prison films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Prison film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

List contains movies like Stir Crazy and Midnight Express.

If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated prison movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated prison movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new prison movies that are rated R. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great prison movies rated R, so get out there and start watching.

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Did you know that Sidney Poitier and Steve Buscemi have both directed R Prison film movies?

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Stir Crazy Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

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South Central Glenn Plummer, Carl Lumbly, Byron Minns

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Midnight Express John Hurt, Randy Quaid, Brad Davis

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The Longest Yard Burt Reynolds, Bernadette Peters, Ray Nitschke

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Civil Brand Mos Def, Lark Voorhies, MC Lyte

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Mean Machine Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, Omid Djalili

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The Last Castle Robert Redford, Mark Ruffalo, Robin Wright

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Brubaker Nicolas Cage, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford

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Reform School Girls Wendy O. Williams, Sybil Danning, Sherri Stoner

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Caged Heat Barbara Steele, Desireé Cousteau, Gary Goetzman

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The United States of Leland Kerry Washington, Ryan Gosling, Kevin Spacey

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Weeds Nick Nolte, Joe Mantegna, Ernie Hudson

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Lock Up Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, Tom Sizemore

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Beyond Re-Animator Elsa Pataky, Jeffrey Combs, Santiago Segura

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Penitentiary 2 Mr. T, Ernie Hudson, Rudy Ray Moore

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Penitentiary Badja Djola, Chuck Mitchell, Leon Isaac Kennedy

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Felon Val Kilmer, Anne Archer, Sam Shepard

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The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best R-Rated Prison Movies
BaruchLalaev added The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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13 Dead Men Lorenzo Lamas, Mystikal, Ashley Tucker

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Levity Kirsten Dunst, Morgan Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton

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Prison Song Mary J. Blige, Elvis Costello, Q-Tip

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Women in Cages Pam Grier, Roberta Collins, Paquito Diaz

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Fortune and Men's Eyes Wendell Burton, Lázaro Pérez, Tom Harvey

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Black Mama White Mama Pam Grier, Sid Haig, Eddie Garcia

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Scrubbers Robbie Coltrane, Kathy Burke, Chrissie Cotterill

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An Innocent Man Tom Selleck, Abraham Murphy, Tobin Bell

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Animal Factory Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe, Edward Furlong

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I Love You Phillip Morris Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann

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The Big Bird Cage Pam Grier, Sid Haig, Anitra Ford

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Punishment Park Carmen Argenziano, Fredrick Franklyn, Jim Bohan

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In Hell Lawrence Taylor, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Carlos Gómez

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Shadow: Dead Riot Tony Todd, Brian Anthony Wilson, Moet Meira

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Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight Richard Roundtree, Don "The Dragon" Wilson, Richard Paul

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Chattahoochee Gary Oldman, Dennis Hopper, Frances McDormand

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Dante 01 Lambert Wilson, Dominique Pinon, Linh Dan Pham

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Prison Planet Dave Bean, Rhino Michaels, Michael M. Foley

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Chained Heat 2 Brigitte Nielsen, Kari Kennell, Kimberley Kates

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Sugar Boxx Tura Satana, Chip Z'Nuff, Cody Jarrett

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Bloodsport 4: The Dark Kumite Daniel Bernhardt, David McGrath, Stefanos Miltsakakis

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Live By The Fist George Takei, Jerry Trimble, Roland Dantes

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Greenfingers Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Lucy Punch

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Bronson Tom Hardy, Amanda Burton, James Lance

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Letters from a Killer Patrick Swayze, Bruce McGill, Gia Carides

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Back by Midnight Kirstie Alley, Gilbert Gottfried, Rodney Dangerfield

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Death Warrant Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dean Martin, Cynthia Gibb