Movies like The Escape 1978

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The Escape (1978)
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The Escape (1978)
Original name: La Carapate
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The lawyer is visiting a prison to meet with a violent criminal who has been condemned to death. During the visit, things turn bad, there is a riot where prisoners escape and the criminal escapes taking a lawyer hostage.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: on the run, escape, prison, crimes, hostages, hostage, confined, politics, crime, rebellion, fugitives, legal, murder, society, chases and races, dishonesty, false accusation, disorder, nothing goes right, disagreement, odd couple, prostitute, prison escape, cheating wife, female nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: paris france, france

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Most similar movies to The Escape

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and witty films with plots about crimes, disorder, crime, partners, dishonesty, chases and races and gangsters mostly in Comedy, Crime and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Escape: The Umbrella Coup (1980), The ComDads (1983), On the Run (1999), The Sucker (1965), The Goat (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Umbrella Coup (1980)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Grégoire Lecomte, the unlucky actor anxious to find a "real job", goes to take a screen test for a role of a killer, but gets to mafiosi by mistake. He takes their don for a producer, and they mistake him for a hitman with whom they had ...
Style: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: hitman, crimes, criminal heroes, gangsters, crime, danger, deadly, disorder, job seeking, dishonesty, hotel, comedy of errors ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, cannes, riviera
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95%
 7.0
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The ComDads (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Unable to find her runaway son, a woman deceives two of her ex-lovers from her youth, a mild-mannered teacher and a tough journalist, that each is the real father in order to obtain their help.
Style: witty, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: odd couple, dishonesty, partners, nothing goes right, buddies, disorder, teenage life, cons and scams, family conflict, disappearance, on the road, father son relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.1
 270
On the Run (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, Portugal, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Albert is an introverted travel agent living a lonely life in New York. When Louie, his best friend from childhood, appears having just escaped from prison, Albert's quiet existence is permanently disrupted. what ensues is one long, crazy night ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, suspense, dark humor, cynical ...
Plot: escape, nothing goes right, chases and races, fugitives, best friends, prison, urban, friendship, city life, vampire, on the run, friends ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.4
 6K
The Sucker (1965)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In this Frenco-Italian gangster parody, a shop keeper on his way to an Italian holiday suffers a crash which totals his car. The culprit can only compensate his ruined trip by driving an American friends car from Napels to Bordeaux, but as it ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, road movie
Plot: hitchhiker, gangsters, car chase, anti hero, dishonesty, odd couple, unlikely criminals, anti heroes, criminal heroes, drug dealing, adventure, cons and scams ...
Time: 60s
Place: france, italy, paris france, naples italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Goat (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Mexico, Malta
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the boss' unlucky daughter is missing in South America, Campana is sent to watch the boss' most unlucky employee who is sent as a private detective in hopes he can duplicate the daughter's mistakes.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good, cult film ...
Plot: private detective, memory loss, disappearance, missing person, buddies, dishonesty, partners, goofy hero, nothing goes right, odd couple, bug, accountant ...
Time: 80s, 18th century
Place: mexico, france, latin america, paris france, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 4K
The Brain (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Arthur and Anatole are two little robbers. They want to rob money, money that will travel in a special train from Paris to Bruxelles. They don't know that other people have planned to do the same thing.
Style: exciting, humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night, date night
Plot: train, cat burglar, heist, disorder, cons and scams, adventure, crimes, chases and races, gangsters, criminal heroes, crime, partners ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, belgium, london, new york, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Money Money Money (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When they realize the times are changing, five crooks decide to switch from bank robberies to personality abductions.
Style: witty, humorous, clever, offbeat, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, cons and scams, terrorism, bank, heist, career change, disorder, satire, confined, crime, criminal's revenge ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
A Fork in the Road (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An escaped convict and a woman ponder what to do with a not-quite-dead body.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: murder, kidnapping, on the run, convict, deadly, odd couple, nothing goes right, danger, confined, missing person, crimes, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Fugitives (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Coming out from jail, Lucas has decided to change his life and behave like a good citizen. But when he is taken hostage in a bank by a hare-brained robber, no cops can believe he is not part of the action.
Style: feel good, sentimental, witty, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: comedy of errors, chase, fugitives, reluctant partners, goofy hero, odd couple, disorder, chases and races, nothing goes right, farce, crime, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Inspector Blunder (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A detective, fresh out of the academy (lowest mark in class), gets the assignment to bodyguard a spoiled rich girl reporter. She's been interviewed on TV and has questioned the virility of a mobster who kidnaps her later.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, confined, law enforcement, gangsters, dishonesty, disorder, journalism, crimes, silly humor, police inspector, cemetery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Vengeance of the Winged Serpent (1984)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Mexico
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An international intrigue with terrorists threatening to blow up the presidents of the most powerful countries.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: assassination attempt, nudity (full frontal - brief), terrorism, dangerous attraction, farce, fall in love, silly humor, power relations, disorder, femme fatale, escapades, adventure ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try to elude not only assasins ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, entertaining, disturbing ...
Plot: farce, chase, on the run, false identity, rabbi, wedding, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, on the road, disorder, partners, prosecution ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, paris france, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.8
 439
Sinful Davey (1969)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Davey Haggart is quite certain of his paternity (even if nobody else is) and determined to emulate his father, a notorious rogue and highwayman. This includes breaking a man out of Stirling jail, holding up the stagecoach, and robbing the Duke of ...
Style: humorous, exciting, semi serious, captivating, light ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, on the run, chase, redemption, starting over, disorder, crimes, crime, friendship, love, partner, father ...
Time: 19th century
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 3K
Doing Time (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Times are hard for habitual guest of Her Majesty Norman Stanley Fletcher. The new prison officer, Beale, makes MacKay look soft and what's more, an escape plan is hatching from the cell of prison godfather Grouty and Fletcher wants no part of ...
Style: clever, witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: prison, partners, anti hero, escape, prison life, farce, nothing goes right, buddies, friends, troublemaker, disorder, intrigue ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.6
 2K
Hold-Up (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Dressed as a clown, the clever rascal Grimm holds up the most secure bank of Montreal and takes 30 hostages. While confusing and ridiculing the police with his strange behavior, he calmly manages to rid the bank of a fortune. But then an unsatisfied ...
Style: realistic, witty, humorous, semi serious, cynical ...
Plot: heist, crime gone awry, crime, crimes, misfit partners, disorder, partners, criminal heroes, chase, nothing goes right, on the run, ex convict ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: canada, montreal, rome italy, montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
We're No Angels (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two escaped cons only prayer to escape is to pass themselves off as priests and pass by the police blockade at the border into the safety of Canada.
Style: humorous, feel good, entertaining, captivating, light ...
Plot: mistaken identity, prison, fish out of water, monk, small town, disorder, clergy, buddies, on the run, crimes, crime, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Special Delivery (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gang of thieves plan a daring bank robbery, making their escape across the rooftops of Los Angeles. The police are quickly called in, however, and only one of the robbers, Murdock, makes a clean getaway. Unfortunately, in order to do so, he is ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: heist, on the run, mailbox, bank robbery, crimes, dishonesty, criminal heroes, chases and races, crime gone awry, gangsters, chase, performer's life ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 1K
Serial Lover (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Claire Doste is about to reach the age of 35 and has everything one dreams of, such as having four boyfriends and a creative job in a publishing house specialising in crime novels. One day, she invites all of her boyfriends to her birthday dinner so ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, semi serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: murder, deadly, serial killer, disorder, looking for love, thirty something, writers, crime, crimes, gory, tragedy, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.1
 27K
Ruby & Quentin (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After hiding his loot and getting thrown in jail, Ruby, a brooding outlaw encounters Quentin, a dim-witted and garrulous giant who befriends him. After Quentin botches a solo escape attempt, they make a break together. Unable to shake the clumsy ...
Style: humorous, captivating, semi serious, funny, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: unlikely partners, on the run, french, prison, henchman, odd couple, escape, mob boss, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, fugitives ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, poland, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Jupiter's Thigh (1980)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Antoine, a professor of Greek, and Lise, a police inspector, honeymoon in Greece. There they meet a young couple, Charles, an archaeologist, and Agnes, a dishy flirt. Charles unearths the lovely buttocks of a classical statue and is determined to ...
Style: exciting, realistic, semi serious, humorous, surprise ending
Plot: false accusation, murder, graphic violence, disorder, couple relations, mystery, adventure, dishonesty, chases and races, crimes, romance, law enforcement ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.3
 5K
Flashback (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A hippie radical, Huey Walker has been a fugitive for decades, accused of a crime that he may not have committed. Finally apprehended, Walker is escorted to trial by uptight 20-something FBI agent John Buckner. While the two seem to be polar ...
Style: humorous, witty, realistic, entertaining, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: train, chase, friendship, on the road, prison, fbi, lsd, partners, criminal heroes, adventure, crimes, nothing goes right ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: oregon, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.0
 179
Sitting Ducks (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two small-time thieves come together as a bizarre comic duo in a quest to make their childhood dreams come true. In a limousine stuffed with cash stolen from the mob, they take off for Miami, where they plan to fly to a safe haven in Costa Rica. On ...
Style: humorous, feel good, realistic, semi serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nothing goes right, gangsters, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, partners, on the run, crimes, crime, dishonesty, chases and races, heist, cons and scams ...
Time: 70s
Place: miami beach, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.4
 5K
Buffet Froid (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An absurd black comedy that cunningly reverses the conventions of the crime thriller to comment on the alienating and dehumanizing effects of contemporary urban life. Alphonse Tram is unwittingly involved in several murders despite having no memory ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surreal, dark humor ...
Plot: murder, unemployment, missing person, crime, investigation, crimes, resentment, estrangement, rebelliousness, police corruption, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Treehouse Hostage (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Timmy Taylor and his two friends, Stevie and Buddy capture escaped convict Carl Banks (Jim Varney) and hold him hostage in their treehouse over the weekend so that Timmy can use Carl as his current event project at school on Monday. The boys then ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, humorous
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: school, forgery, treehouse, captivity, friends, hostage, escape, confined, misfit, hostages, heroes, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
I Don't Know Much, But I'll Say Everything (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Pierre Gastié-Leroy is the son of a wealthy director of a factory of weapon manufacturing. Despite his parents, two generous uncles and a bishop godfather who try to inculcate him the rigid values of his social level, Pierre is a dreamer, ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: farce, goofy hero, nothing goes right, juvenile delinquency, chaos and mayhem, disorder, class differences, bazooka, bureaucracy, bourgeoisie, working class, army general ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Halal State Security (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Someone is killing Parisians of Arab ethnicity. When an Algerian diplomat is murdered by the same assailant, two Algerian detectives are sent to help the French with the investigation and they have their own ways of doing things.
Style: humorous, entertaining, light, captivating, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: partners, track down, murder, buddies, serial killer, crimes, odd couple, society, disorder, racism, fish out of water, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, algeria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Welcome to the Roses (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two ex-convicts, MG and Gilbert find refuge in a charming middle-class house whose couple is about to celebrate its 20-year old marriage. Our duo has no other solution than to take this entire brood in hostage. But, contrary to all expectations, ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: hostage, murder, hostages, fugitives, crimes, criminal heroes, couples, prison life, family gatherings, prison, husband wife relationship, wedding anniversary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Lewis & Clark & George (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A sultry woman joins an illiterate killer and a brainy hacker, both escaped convicts, to search for gold.
Style: humorous, suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, prison, neo noir, gold, prostitute, betrayal, jealousy, murder, desert, crimes, fugitives, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: mexico, latin america, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 390
Pros & Cons (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Framed for crimes they didn't commit, two small-timers are headed up the river without a paddle. Now, the only thing that can bail them out is a case of mistaken identity. It's the hysterical prison comedy that's so funny, it's ...
Style: realistic, not serious, humorous
Plot: prison, gang, embezzlement, drugs/alcohol, injustice, disorder, profanity, escape, hostage, prison life, frame up, mistaken identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My New Partner (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: My New Partner is a 1984 French comedy film directed by Claude Zidi, starring Philippe Noiret and Thierry Lhermitte. Noiret plays a streetwise Paris policeman who takes kickbacks from the minor criminals on his beat to allow them to continue. At the ...
Style: suspenseful, witty, exciting, cynical, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, police, corruption, police investigation, disorder, law enforcement, buddies, partners, crimes, misfit partners, odd couple, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%