The Pianist(2002)

Combined Rating:
89
Combined Critics Rating: 84

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.





Rescue Dawn(2006)

Combined Rating:
83
Combined Critics Rating: 79

A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.



Hunger(2008)

Combined Rating:
83
Combined Critics Rating: 79

Irish republican Bobby Sands leads the inmates of a Northern Irish prison in a hunger strike.



La piel que habito(2011)

Combined Rating:
82
Combined Critics Rating: 76

A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.



The Raid 2: Berandal(2014)

Combined Rating:
82
Combined Critics Rating: 77

Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force.



Unbroken(2014)

Combined Rating:
81
Combined Critics Rating: 74

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.



One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest(1975)

Combined Rating:
81
Combined Critics Rating: 72

A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.



The Shawshank Redemption(1994)

Combined Rating:
81
Combined Critics Rating: 72

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.



The Magdalene Sisters(2002)

Combined Rating:
80
Combined Critics Rating: 81

Three young Irish women struggle to maintain their spirits while they endure dehumanizing abuse as inmates of a Magdalene Sisters Asylum.



The Harder They Fall(2021)

Combined Rating:
80
Combined Critics Rating: 76

When an outlaw discovers his enemy is being released from prison, he reunites his gang to seek revenge in this Western.



Monster's Ball(2001)

Combined Rating:
79
Combined Critics Rating: 73

After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed.



I Love You Phillip Morris(2009)

Combined Rating:
79
Combined Critics Rating: 73

A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.



The Way Back(2010)

Combined Rating:
79
Combined Critics Rating: 72

Siberian gulag escapees travel 4,000 miles by foot to freedom in India.



Cool Hand Luke(1967)

Combined Rating:
79
Combined Critics Rating: 71

A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.



The Green Mile(1999)

Combined Rating:
79
Combined Critics Rating: 69

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.



Quills(2000)

Combined Rating:
78
Combined Critics Rating: 73

In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor.



Just Mercy(2019)

Combined Rating:
78
Combined Critics Rating: 80

World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.



Venom: Let There Be Carnage(2021)

Combined Rating:
78
Combined Critics Rating: 69

Eddie Brock attempts to reignite his career by interviewing serial killer Cletus Kasady, who becomes the host of the symbiote Carnage and escapes prison after a failed execution.



The Next Three Days(2010)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 67

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.




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