What happens when a college psych study goes shockingly wrong? In this tense, psychological thriller based on the notorious true story, Billy Crudup stars as Stanford University professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo, who, in 1971, cast 24 student volunteers as prisoners and guards in a simulated jail to examine the source of abusive behavior in the prison system. The results astonished the world, as participants went from middle-class undergrads to drunk-with-power sadists and submissive victims in just a few days. Winner of two awards at the Sundance Film Festival, including Best Screenplay, and created with the close participation of Dr. Zimbardo himself, 'The Stanford Prison Experiment' is a chilling, edge-of-your-seat thriller about the dark side of power and the effects of imprisonment. Featuring an extraordinary cast of rising young actors, including Ezra Miller, Olivia Thirlby, Tye Sheridan, Keir Gilchrist, Michael Angarano, and Thomas Mann.

    • Rent $3.99
    • Buy $12.99

Trailers

Trailer
Trailer
Featurette

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
45 Ratings
45 Ratings

83% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.9/10
  • Fresh 77
  • Rotten 16

Critics Consensus: As chillingly thought-provoking as it is absorbing and well-acted, The Stanford Prison Experiment offers historical drama that packs a timelessly relevant punch.

18+ COMMON SENSE

Powerful depiction of shocking, harrowing real-life events.

Information

Studio
IFC Films
Genre
Thriller
Released
Copyright
© 2015, Stanford Prison, LLC All Rights Reserved

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

Artists in This Movie

Viewers Also Bought

Movies in Thriller