9. The Green Mile
Runtime: 3 hours 9 minutes
The late Michael Clarke Duncan's finest onscreen performance (and an Oscar-nominated one), 1999's The Green Mile is a curious beast in that the majority of its three-hour runtime takes place inside a dinghy prison.
You'd expect this singular location would cause the movie to grow mundane, but with a sprinkling of supernatural drama and some truly magnetic characters, there's an almost magical feeling permeating the movie that helps keep things moving at a relatively brisk pace.
It's not director Frank Darabont's best prison movie (that honour goes to The Shawshank Redemption, which sits at a much tighter 142 minutes) and it does sag at times, but The Green Mile is a touching examination of prejudicial stereotypes that'll stay with you long after the credits have rolled.