Movies like The Escape 1998

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The Escape (1998)
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The Escape (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Clayton, at the age of nineteen, is convicted for a crime he did not commit. Ten years afterwards, after having taken all the abuses against him in prison, he decides to escape, without caring about the consequences.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: escape, on the run, prison, adventure, confined, graphic violence, love and romance, chase, fall in love, fugitives, chases and races, false arrest, prison escape, police, female nudity, sex scene, dream, male nudity, nightclub, helicopter, rain, lust, poetry, runaway, dam ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: canada

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Most similar movies to The Escape

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, suspenseful, serious and realistic films with plots about chases and races, adventure, danger, on the run, escape, rivalry and escapades mostly in Action, Adventure and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Escape: I Escaped from Devil's Island (1973), King of Africa (1968), Kill Slade (1989), Von Ryan's Express (1965), Air Rage (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I Escaped from Devil's Island (1973)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In 1916, A group of prisoners plot their escape from the notorious fortress located in French Guiana.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, brutality, shark, raft, leper, guillotine, island, graphic violence, rebellion, danger, confined ...
Time: 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
King of Africa (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A British colonial policeman in Africa, circa 1900, pursues a band of escaped killers across territory so wild, it lies just "one step to hell."
Style: realistic, exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, manhunt, wilderness, gang, confined, danger, fugitives, on the run, captivity, escapades, prison, adventure ...
Time: 60s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 5.3
 47
Kill Slade (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, South Africa
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A bounty hunter is hired to abduct a reporter who has uncovered a U.N. conspiracy plot.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, exciting, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, ranger, journalist, crime, crimes, romance, chases and races, criminal heroes, missing person, state affairs, betrayal, on the run ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Von Ryan's Express (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from Nazi Germany by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.
Style: realistic, exciting, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: train, escape, world war two, prison, behind enemy lines, pow, war, adventure, confined, fugitives, chases and races, escapades ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1943
Place: switzerland, italy, germany, europe, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 3.2
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Air Rage (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: When a Marine Colonel orders his men to massacre a village they were sent to rescue some hostages but when they found them dead they decide to get some payback. Upon returning to the States the Colonel would be court-martialed and made a plea ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: airplane, save the day, daring rescue, hostage, terrorism, government agency, danger, deadly, rivalry, hostages, adventure, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.4
 2K
Karma (1986)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 193 min.
Story: When senior police inspector Vishwa Pratap Singh arrests Dr. Michael Dang, the leader of the international terrorist group PSO, the group blast the jail Dang is lodged in killing huge numbers of inmates including two of Vishwa's sons and his ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: terrorism, prison, death row, chases and races, deadly, dishonesty, crimes, adventure, master criminal, danger, fugitives, assassination ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.2
 1K
Runaway Car (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A nurse apprentice, who had a bad day at work, meets a computer programmer at a car garage. The man is urged to go somewhere, but his car is not ready yet, so the nurse offers him a ride. Before leaving the man, they pick up the nurse's baby ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense, serious ...
Plot: chase, programmer, on the road, chases and races, danger, on the run, car chase, drive away, helicopter, garage, police, nurse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Escape from Zahrain (1962)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Yul Brynner plays political leader Sharif who is sprung from a police van on his way to a firing squad by young loyalists led by Sal Mineo. Yul and the other prisoners kidnap an ambulance and head into the Arabian desert with the police in hot ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: desert, revolutionary, arab, fugitives, military, rebellion, chases and races, danger, political unrest, tough heroes, revolution, chase ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Prison on Fire II (1991)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ching is a prisoner in a Honk Kong jail that has a large population of Mainland Chinese prisoners. Ching escapes to see his young son, who he has been put in an orphanage. He surrenders himself to authorities, but the vengeful chief of security, ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, vengeance, graphic violence, fugitives, chases and races, unlikely partners, partners, rivalry, confined, friends, tough heroes, escape ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Storm Chasers: Revenge of the Twister (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA, Canada, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jamie Marshall (Kelly McGillis) is a "storm chaser" who, having lost her husband in a crash after his plane was struck by lightning, recklessly throws herself into her work. Sent by her boss to Colorado to investigate the cause of a ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: disaster film, tornado, danger, escapades, dealing with death, adventure, obsessive quest, couple relations, forces of nature, storm, hurricane, female protagonist ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Eddie Macon's Run (1983)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Eddie Macon is running from a nightmare... running to a dream... running for his life and his time is running out. He's escaped a Texas prison for the second time (risking life imprisonment if caught) to make it back to his wife and son. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, manhunt, chase, injustice, family relations, chases and races, law enforcement, life is a bitch, crimes, adventure, dishonesty, obsessive quest ...
Time: 80s
Place: texas, usa, alabama, mexico, latin america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.5
 181
Bare Knuckles (1977)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A bounty hunter in Los Angeles sets out to track down and stop a masked serial killer who murders women by using kung-fu moves.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic, serious
Plot: psychopath, bounty hunter, adventure, urban, track down, martial arts, graphic violence, deadly, rivalry, serial killer, danger, chases and races ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 3.8
 575
Final Run (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The Grand Royale is a new high-tech passenger train with a computerized engine. On its maiden voyage, it suffers a severe technical failure, killing the controller and gradually increasing its already high speed, at the rate of 2 more miles per ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: train, runaway train, rescue, androids and robots, adventure, crimes, escapades, danger, forces of nature, rivalry, confined, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.0
 217
Damned River (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group hires a guide to take them whitewater rafting down the Zambezi River in Africa, but what they don't know is that the guide is actually a deranged psychotic killer.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: river, crimes, deadly, family in danger, forces of nature, school, graphic violence, nudity (full frontal - brief), profanity, strong sexual content, lake or river, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Vivero Letter (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A man in Central America finds his brother's murdered body. It turns out that his brother has been murdered because he knows the whereabouts of a lost city in the jungle. The man teams up with a search expedition and goes off to hunt for these ...
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, suspenseful
Plot: jungle, lost city, murder, dishonesty, escapades, ancient mystery, chases and races, wilderness, treasure hunt, graphic violence, chase, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Let's Get Skase (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Christopher Skase. He ruled Australia and stole a fortune, fleeing to the coast of Spain. No one could touch him. No one could stop him. Until Peter Dellasandro and a small force of men swore they'd bring him down.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: rivalry, cons and scams, dishonesty, crimes, adventure, on the run, chase, fugitives, entrepreneur, caper, intrigue, greed ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1995, 1990s
Place: australia, europe, spain, mallorca
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Serious Shock! Yes Madam! (1993)
Genre: Action
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Though policewoman Hsie Wan-chin (Cynthia Yang Li-ching) is merrily planning for her wedding with fellow cop Wilson Tsiang (Lawrence Ng Kai-wah), he is having an illicit affair with her best friend, May (Moon Lee). When Wilson tries to break things ...
Style: tense, exciting, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: deadly, danger, fugitives, chases and races, uninhibited rivalry, betrayal, love and romance, crime, dishonesty, vengeance, crimes, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: asia, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 4K
Breakout (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bush pilot is hired for $250,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.
Style: suspenseful, light, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, prison, escape, fugitives, chase, manhunt, danger, rescue, adventure, prison life, captivity, disguise ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Warriors (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Canada, Israel
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A government-trained killing machine must turn his lethal skills against his top-secret squad's AWOL leader
Style: suspenseful, bleak, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: top secret, awol, soldier, rivalry, chases and races, heroic mission, terrorism, battles, danger, on the run, crimes, military ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.2
 7K
Agent Vinod (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhua, RAW Agent Vinod (Saif Ali Khan) is rescued by colleague Rajan (Ravi Kishan) from a rogue Pakistani army officer (Shahbaz Khan). In Russia/Uzbekistan, an ex-KGB Officer is tortured and murdered. In Cape Town, a ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic, twists and turns
Plot: espionage, threat, undercover, danger, nuclear threat, dishonesty, chase, villain, bomb, spy, nuclear bomb, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, morocco, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 9K
Fled (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: During a routine prison work detail, convict Piper is chained to Dodge, a cyberhacker, when gunfire breaks out. Apparently, the attack is related to stolen money that the Mafia is after, and some computer files that somebody wants desperately to ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: manhunt, hacker, chase, on the run, undercover, partners, adventure, crimes, rivalry, frame up, prison life, hitman ...
Time: 90s
Place: atlanta georgia, georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Operation Golden Phoenix (1994)
Genre: Action
Country: Lebanon, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A kickboxer is hired to protect half of a valuable medallion, but an evil warlord and another kickboxer are determined to have it, no matter what it takes.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, locket, escapades, dishonesty, rivalry, blind ambition, adventure, good versus evil, chases and races, on the run, parents and children, pendant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: toronto ontario canada, beirut lebanon, lebanon, ottoman empire, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.7
 237K
First Blood (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, soldier, manhunt, ex military, gunfight, tough heroes, danger, lone wolves, police brutality, humiliation, loner, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 5.6
 181
The Ascent (1994)
Genre: Adventure, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The real-life adventure of a dashing Italian soldier who escapes a British prisoner-of-war camp because he dreams of climbing 17,000-foot Mt. Kenya and planting the Italian flag at the summit. The obsessive British camp commander pursues him, and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: world war two, holocaust, wartime life, military life, human spirit, rivalry, contests and competitions, danger, confined, basic training, prison life, survival ...
Time: 20th century
Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Wild Geese II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, prison, rescue, heroes, rescue mission, graphic violence, deadly, kidnapping, terrorism, siblings relations, escape, world war two ...
Time: 20th century
Place: germany, west berlin west germany, europe, east germany, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 3K
Combustion (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Mikel will marry Julia, owner of a major jewelry he inherited from his parents. During the party in announcing their commitment, Mikel meets Ari, one of the waitresses catering. The attraction that arises between them will make Mikel is interested ...
Style: exciting, realistic, rough, serious, sexy ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, car chase, rivalry, love triangle, tough heroes, undressing, male nudity, female nudity, robbery, chase, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, ...
Style: exciting, rough, stylized, serious, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, lone hero, space and aliens, outer space, distant planet, adventure, bounty hunter, future dystopia, on the run, heroes, tough guy, one against many ...
Time: future, near future
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
186 Dollars to Freedom (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Peru
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young California surfer has to grow up in a hurry when he is thrown into a Peruvian political prison in 1980.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: prison, false arrest, prison life, survival, frame up, danger, confined, escapades, police corruption, law enforcement, dishonesty, corrupt officer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Inglorious Bastards (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in Europe during WWII, a group of American soldiers on their way to military prison are beset upon by a German artillery attack, escaping with Switzerland in their sights. Before making it any farther, they volunteer to steal a V2 warhead for ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, world war two, battles, gunfight, cult, war, explosion, adventure, partners, survival, danger, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 70s
Place: germany, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 32K
Big Game (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Finland, UK, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Air Force One is shot down by terrorists, leaving the President of the United States stranded in the wilderness. 13-year old Oskari is also in that wilderness, on a hunting mission to prove his maturity to his kinsfolk by tracking down a deer, but ...
Style: exciting, humorous, suspenseful, serious, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: wilderness, president, survival, adventure, partners, unlikely partners, in the woods, terrorist, secret service, conspiracy, catastrophe, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s
Place: finland, europe, washington d.c., norway, pentagon
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%