My Top 10 Prison Movies

I have reasons for each of these and they have all passed my most important test: I can watch them even after the last four and a half years. Comments are welcome, but I (probably) won’t change my mind – The Green Mile is a great Stephen King story, but …..; Escape from Alcatraz was a close #11; don’t even ask about the Adam Sandler version of Longest Yard (that’s like comparing the Longest Day to Saving Private Ryan); Birdman of Alcatraz was close – but I can get over the fact the real Birdman was in Levenworth

Cool Hand Luke

* Trivia question: what does the Steve McQueen character do while snarled in the barbed wire at the Swiss border that stops him from being executed with the others?


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