Prison dramas set only in actual Prisons.

List of best prison dramas set in actual prisons where prisoners are convicted of conventional crimes in the community.

  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Short Eyes
  • Le Trou
  • Papillon
  • Birdman of Alcatraz
  • Porridge
  • McVicar
  • A Sense of Freedom
  • Shutter Island
  • A Prophet
  • The Big House
  • The Green Mile
  • Jailhouse Rock
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • Midnight Express
  • In the Name of the Father
  • Bronson
  • The Longest Yard
  • Hunger
  • Scum
  • The Hurricane
  • Paddington 2
  • Dead Man Walking
  • Stir Crazy
  • Lock Up
  • Bad Boys
  • The Last Castle
  • Fortress
  • Out of Sight
  • American Me
  • Starred Up