We searched for the best prison knees that stand out with their thrilling script and drama-filled scenes. Here are the best prison-themed TV series ever, which is the subject of incredible escape operations …
Best and Latest TV Shows on Prison
We’ve listed the best prison series that tell stories of inmates who escaped from the world’s most sheltered prisons, those who were imprisoned innocent, and those trying to survive in prison. Here are the most watched prison series of all time, attracting attention with both their acting performances and impressive scenarios …
1.) Buried – IMDb: 8.7 – (2003 – 2004)
Trapped between death and life, Lee agrees to go to prison to protect a family member from violence. However, the harsh environment of the prison will make Lee live the most difficult days in his life. Jimmy Gardner and Robert Jones were the directors of the series, which reveals how difficult the living conditions of prisons are.
Directed by Rodrigo Cortés
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Erik Palladino, Robert Paterson
2.) The Oz – IMDb: 8.7 – (1997 – 2003)
Revealing that prison life is a complex and conflict-ridden environment, the series depicts blood, brutality, drugs, gambling and power war with a successful scenario. The fact that a disabled prisoner gives some information about the episode at the beginning of each episode makes the audience wonder about which character will struggle with troubles and how the episode will end.
Genre: Action, Thriller
Director: Tom Fontana
Cast: Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen
3.) Locked Up Abroad – IMDb: 8.2 – (2007-)
It is a documentary series about people doing illegal work while going abroad or the lives of people abducted abroad.
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Director: Katinka Newman, Tom Pollock
Cast: Youssef Tounzi, Manuel Villasenor, Jerry Murillo
4.) Prison Break – IMDb: 8.3 – (2005 – 2017)
Trapped and jailed for a murder, Lincoln Burrows will be executed just days later. Unable to save his brother legally despite all his efforts, Michael Scofield darkens his eyes and enters the prison to save his brother. This is how the perfect escape operation, which we have not seen anywhere until now, begins. Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell and Sarah Wayne Callies starred in the cast of Prison Break, which is shown among the best TV series ever with its magnificent script and successful cast.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Directed by Paul Scheuring
Cast: Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies
5.) Prisoner – IMDb: 8.1 – (1979 – 1986)
The story of the series, which develops around the main characters Bea, Doreen and Lizzie, created the script of the Prisoner series, how the prisoners who came to Wenworth prison, especially these three prisoners, came here, their prison life and the difficulties they experienced. In the series where we will see how murderous a woman can be in the friction between prisoners, drama-filled scenes predominate.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director: Kendal Flanagan
Cast: Elspeth Ballantyne, Betty Bobbitt, Sheila Florance
6.) Alcatraz – IMDb: 7.0 – (2012)
Alcatraz, the most sheltered prison in history, will be the scene of a major escape operation. 302 men who managed to escape from Alcatraz in 1963 appear years later. Where did the ex-prisoners take to the streets after 48 years and lived over the years? The Alcatraz series, which offers us the answers to all these questions with its magnificent script, was shot under the script of J.J Abrams and under the direction of Steven Lilien.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Directed by Bryan Wynbrandt, Steven Lilien
Cast: Sarah Jones, Jorge García, Sam Neill
7.) Making a Murderer – IMDb: 8.6 – (2015-)
The series offers a narrative like a documentary. The series, which lasted for 10 years, tells the story of Steven Avery. Steven works with his brother at the junkyard owned by his father. When DNA research was not good, a woman was raped and beaten one day while going to the beach. Crime is blamed on Steven Avery. It is finally understood that Steven, who has been in prison for 18 years, is not guilty, but a new case is opened against Steven on a different subject.
Genre: Documentary, Crime
Director: Laura Ricciardi, Moira Demos
Cast: Dolores Avery, Steven Avery, Laura Nirider
8.) The Night Of – IMDb: 8.5 – (2016-)
A murder is committed in New York. Police detain a person as the perpetrator of the incident. The man going to court meets a lawyer and things start to unfold.
Genre: Detective, Drama
Director: Richard Price, Steven Zaillian
Cast: Riz Ahmed, John Turturro, Bill Camp
9.) Escape at Dannemora – IMDb: 8.0 – (2018)
Escape at Dannemora tells the story of two prisoners who plan to escape from prison and include a prison staff in this plan. Having all the plans in his mind, Richard wants to take another person with him. And will Richard be able to succeed in all his plans, wanting to recruit one of the officers?
Genre: Drama, Detective
Director: Brett Johnson, Michael Tolkin
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano
10.) El Recluso – IMDb: 7.0 – (2018)
El Recluso presents the tension-filled moments that a former Marine infantryman spent in the prison to solve the kidnapping of the daughter of a US judge. The only way to reach the young girl who was kidnapped by a big criminal gang is to infiltrate the gang members in prison.
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime
Director: Marcela Sevilla
Cast: Ignacio Serricchio, Ana Claudia Talancón, Flavio Medina