After my recent visit to Kilmainham Gaol I was intrigued about what prison films were out there. There are certainly some high-profile ones. How many can you work out? And yes, the fourth one may be obvious, but there’s no way I couldn’t include it. As always your thoughts and scores are always welcome.
1. Cool Hand Luke (1967)
2. Papillion (1973)
3. Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
4. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
5. The Green Mile (1999)
6. The Last Castle (2001)
Six out of six.
Nice one! I’m impressed you got the last one. Because it’s set in a military prison, it’s not usually one people think of.
I only knew it because there were so few films I remember seeing James Gandolfini in.
The only other one I have seen him in was A Civil Action and that was before The Sopranos.
I have seen all of these and found them to be very entertaining even over the years, Alex. 🙂
Fantastic stuff 🙂 I’d really like to see Papillion. On a separate note, it’s a good song by The Editors.
The Last Castle is a very good and sadly under-rated film. James Gandolfini is brilliant and more than holds his own against Redford.
I saw him interviewed in The Actor’s Studio. He was clearly quite introspective and extremely modest about his talents.
Five out of six. I would have got them all but I have not seen The Last Castle and therefore didn’t recognize it right off.
Still an impressive score. It was a tricky one. There were a few others I thought of putting in. Jailhouse Rock and Mean Machine were two of them. I’m not sure Con Air would have counted as it takes place on a plane.
I was going to say The Rock for The Last Castle One but then I realized that was James Gandolfini in the picture and knew better. I just couldn’t think of the name of the movie.
That’s almost 5 1/2 then 🙂
I haven’t seen the Last Castle, but the others are a fine examples. Papillion is one of my favorite all time films.
I really need to see it. I watched a really interesting documentary on Steve McQueen the other week. One of the coolest men in cinema for sure.
Oh man. I got Green Mile and Shawshank. How embarrassing!😳
Don’t worry about it. Everyone has quizzes where they score low points.
You’re not alone. I also just got those two. Hehe!
There’ll be plenty more for you to ace 🙂
I got the first 5 – a first for me 🙂
Well done Derrick 🙂
Not bad Abbi 🙂
Shocking performance, only three for me. Missed 2, 3 and 6. I’ll need to brush up on my prison flicks! 😉
It’s not a common genre really, though there are more than you would think, especially if you extend it to prisoner of war camp films.
5/6, missed papillion 😦
I need to see that one too. Nice score though Rob 🙂
OMG…. Cool Hand Luke (1967) ❤ …My boy says he can eat fifty eggs, he can eat fifty eggs.
5/6! Reminds me I need to see Papillion one day.
Me too! Neat score.