Good nick – Top 10 Prison movies

A Prophet - Tahar Rahim stars as a resourceful French Arab prisoner in Jacques Audiard’s crime drama

New French prison movie A Prophet is already being hailed as a classic of the genre and we reckon it deserves all the plaudits it’s been getting. But what of cinema’s other cooler kings? How do they measure up? We’ve spent some time in the cinematic slammer to put together our own top 10 prison movies. Have we got it right? Is Shawshank Redemption the greatest ever prison movie? Should we be banged up in solitary for daring to include Chicago in our pantheon? Do let us know what you think.

A Prophet goes on general release from 22nd January. Read the review.

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