Poll Suggestion: The Best Prison Movies

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What is the best prison movies?


List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls073192325/
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ilyas Kutlu

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riverotter

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FYC: the 1973 Papillon 
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ACT_1

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The Longest Yard  (1974)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071771/reference
A sadistic warden asks a former pro quarterback,
now serving time in his prison,
to put together a team of inmates to take on (and get pummeled by) the guards.

Burt Reynolds   ...  Paul Crewe
Eddie Albert   ...  Warden Hazen 
Richard Kiel   ...  Samson

Trivia
Some of the actors had previously played professional football.
Burt Reynolds played for Florida State University,
and was drafted by the Baltimore Colts...

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ilyas Kutlu

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I will watch the movie
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Hi ilyas Kutlu (AKA ilyaskutlugs),

Welcome to the IMDb Poll Message Board.

Thank you for your poll suggestion and thank you for including a properly functioning discussion link in your list.
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Gitte Løyche

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Without any doubt: The Shawshank Redemption!
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Jeorj Euler

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...as to be expected.
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Four do not belong on this list because there is a difference between a prison from a P.O.W. camp and an insane asylum.
Insane asylum - “Shutter Island”. I had to read the book for book club. It is an insane asylum for the extremely mentally sick.
P.O.W. camps war films are: “Stalag 17” (based on a play that was based on true life memories of P.o.w. Camps), “The Great Escape” (based on a true story), “The Bridge on The River Kwai” (another true story).
I don’t know about “A Man Escaped” but I suspect it is about ether a concentration death camp or a P.o.w. Camp which both are not prisons.