Watching a movie about incarceration and horrendous acts of violence can be disconcerting, but nonetheless compelling. Audiences flock to the cinema or look for free movies to watch online in order to witness the protagonist’s triumph over the evil antagonist or prison system. These films take us out of our comfort zone to momentarily set us free from the doldrums of daily life. Here are some titles that should be in any film junkie’s bucket list.
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Daniel Day-Lewis plays Irish citizen Gerry Conlon who is falsely accused of an IRA bombing and imprisoned with his father played by Pete Postlethwaite. Conlon’s struggle escalates after his father dies in prison. Conlon’s retribution is complete when he and his father are acquitted with the help of his advocate played by Emma Thompson.