MOVIES

Six Powerful Prison Films Compared

“Calling it your job don’t make it right, Boss.” — Cool Hand Luke

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A prison yard. Photo by Larry Farr on Unsplash

Cell Block 19 (1954)

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Paul Newman as Luke Jackson.

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

Papillon (1973)

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Runaway Train (1985)

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Andy and Red, doin’ time. (Public domain)

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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Papillon

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