16 Fight Scenes That Kick Butt Behind Bars

Fight scenes are often barbaric, but when the fighters are also criminals, things kick up a notch. These prison fight scenes prove that it’s no picnic behind bars, and the fighters on display will do anything to come out on top. As if you needed more motivation to keep out of jail, these prison movie fights will keep you on the straight and narrow.

1. Cell 211

One of the best prison riots in film, Cell 211 packs quite a punch as on soon-to-be guard gets trapped with the inmates and must pretend to be one of them in order to survive.

1.Cell 211
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2. Undisputed II: Last Man Standing

Just one of the times Yuri Boyka was in a fight behind bars, the battle against ‘Iceman’ has some of the most impressive displays of fighting seen in a long time.

2. Undisputed II: Last Man Standing
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3. Locked Down

The film features plenty of caged battles between prisoners, but having a former cop who was set up and imprisoned added to the mix makes things a whole lot more interesting.

3. Locked Down
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4. Blood And Bone

Another of Michael Jai White’s prison fights, White shows that there isn’t always strength in numbers.

5. In Hell

Putting Jean-Claude Van Damme behind bars is a bold strategy, but the warden holds regular bare knuckle fights, so JCVD has no choice but to throw down.

5. In Hell
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6. Natural Born Killers

While not so much a fight as a riot, Mickey and Mallory earn bonus points for sticking it out together.

7. Bloodfist III: Forced to Fight

Being thrown into maximum security, Jimmy is forced to fight every day for his life as race wars break out all over the prison.

8. Lock Up

Stallone is 6 months away from release when he’s transferred to a maximum security prison by a warden who has it out for him.

8. Lock Up
via YouTube / Nothing to lose, Vengeance to gain

9. Banshee

One case of the strength in numbers mantra playing out to perfection, the Albino clearly is not someone you’d want to cross at any point in your life.

10. Death Warrant

Jean-Claude Van Damme goes undercover to find and kill the Sandman, who is behind bars after killing Van Damme’s partner. It leads to a heck of a final battle.

10.Death Warrant
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11. Undisputed III: Redemption

Boyka gets his chance to play the good guy in the third installment of the franchise, and this time Boyka has to win in order to earn his freedom.

11.Undisputed III: Redemption
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12. Watchmen

Nite Owl and Silk Spectre are two people you wouldn’t expect to see behind bars, but they bring the pain to the inmates.

12. Watchmen
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13. Lockout

Guy Pearce has to break into space jail in order to save the president’s daughter, which might sound ridiculous, but it makes for a heck of a thriller.

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14. Kung Fu Killer

Xia, a convicted killer and kung-fu master, is released from prison to help halt a serial killer knocking off other kung-fu masters, leading to plenty of action sequences that will leave you stunned.

15. Death Race

It might be more a racing movie than a fight movie, but there’s some legit prison fights going on before the death race begins.

16. Tango & Cash

Another Stallone flick set in prison, Tango & Cash features a boiler room brawl that is more fun than you would imagine.



16 Fight Scenes That Kick Butt Behind Bars

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In America you have the world’s highest chance of actually seeing a prison fight for real.

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