Some of the best prison movies are so funny it's almost criminal. The top funny movies about jail feature hilarious actors trying to escape prison, or making the most of their life behind bars. This is a list of the greatest comedies about jail including everything from The Longest Yard to Jailhouse Rock to Take the Money and Run.
What films will you find on this list of prison comedy movies? Chicago puts a musical spin on the criminal life, following a pair of murderous women as they attempt to stay in the news. Stir Crazy is another hilarious movie about prison. With Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence in the lead roles, it should come as no surprise that Life was one of the funniest movies of 1999. Other good movies featured on this list include Let's Go to Prison, Lucky Break, and Big Stan.
It's up to you to decide which prison comedy deserves the top spot on this list. Give your favorites a thumbs up to move them to number one, and please add any good movies that are missing.
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