Movies and TV shows like Prison Break

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Prison Break (2005)
 8.3
 485K
Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, twists and turns, clever, enigmatic, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, prison life, fugitives, determination, confined, fbi, scheme, self sacrifice, conspiracy, manhunt, chases and races, fighting the system, convict, siblings relations, courage, frame up, life is a bitch, false accusation, obstacle, runaway, brother, wrongful imprisonment, death sentence, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa

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Most similar movies to Prison Break

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, murder, crime, chases and races, dishonesty, danger and prison mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Prison Break: Escape Plan (2013), Designated Survivor (2016), The Next Three Days (2010), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Fugitive (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Prison Break: The Final Break (2009)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, escape, woman in danger, resourceful, freedom, against the odds, confined, chases and races, daring rescue, race against time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
 6.7
 230K
Escape Plan (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's ...
Style: suspenseful, twist ending, serious, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, outsmarting, lone hero, prison escape, escape plan, escape, against the odds, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, year 2013, future ...
Place: usa, los angeles, new orleans, miami, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Designated Survivor (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Tom Kirkman, a low-level cabinet member is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession.
Style: exciting, tense, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: usa president, counter terrorism, politics, terrorism, first lady, marriage, crimes, investigation, danger, justice, chases and races, catastrophe ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
The Next Three Days (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: false accusation, family relations, life turned upside down, injustice, confined, danger, daring rescue, husband wife relationship, crimes, escape, life is a bitch, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, haiti, canada, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, ...
Style: captivating, clever, touching, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison escape, freedom, prison life, powerful ending, life is a bitch, confined, life sentence, existentialism, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 60s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: usa, maine, pacific ocean, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.8
 272K
The Fugitive (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find her killer and clear his name. Pursuing him is a team of U.S. marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard, a determined detective who will not rest until ...
Style: suspenseful, neo noir, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: frame up, manhunt, escape, uncover truth, betrayal, protagonist as suspect, on the run, fugitives, framed for murder, death sentence, convict, doctor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, France, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bourne is brought out of hiding once again by reporter Simon Ross who is trying to unveil Operation Blackbriar, an upgrade to Project Treadstone, in a series of newspaper columns. Information from the reporter stirs a new set of memories, and Bourne ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, espionage, secret agents, conspiracy, spy, fighting the system, chases and races, manhunt, corruption, danger, escapades, uncover truth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, langley virginia, europe, london, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 174K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: 24 is an American television series produced for the Fox network and syndicated worldwide, starring Kiefer Sutherland as Counter Terrorist Unit agent Jack Bauer. Each 24-episode season covers 24 hours in the life of Bauer, using the real time method ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist plot, special agents, terrorism, government agency, race against time, terrorist, secret service, revenge, against the rules, heroes, double agent, interrogation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 97K
U.S. Marshals (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard is accompanying a plane load of convicts from Chicago to New York. The plane crashes spectacularly, and Mark Sheridan escapes. But when Diplomatic Security Agent John Royce is assigned to help Gerard recapture Sheridan, it ...
Style: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, cia, frame up, on the run, agent, chases and races, conspiracy, law enforcement, escape, mole, law enforcer killer, ex law enforcer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Anything for Her (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lisa and Julien are married and lead a happy uneventful life with their son Oscar. But their life radically changes one morning, when the police comes to arrest Lisa on murder charges. She's sentenced to 20 years of prison. Convinced of his ...
Style: sentimental, serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, false accusation, prison, murder, chase, police, judge, daring rescue, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.2
 3K
El marginal (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: An ex-cop entered a prison as convicted under a false identity in order to infiltrate within a group of prisoners that has just kidnapped the teenage daughter of an important national judge.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense ...
Plot: prison, pastor, investigation, justice, vengeance, friendship, escapades, chase, murder, crimes, danger, prison life ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 67K
Blindspot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe is discovered naked in Times Square, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there's one tattoo that is impossible ...
Style: twists and turns, tense, suspense, realistic
Plot: memory loss, strong female character, fbi, puzzle, investigation, terrorist, crime, tattoo, secret organization, killings, fbi agent, martial arts ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 39K
Alcatraz (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Alcatraz is an American television series created by Elizabeth Sarnoff, Steven Lilien and Bryan Wynbrandt, and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bad Robot Productions. The series premiered on Fox on January 16, 2012, as a mid-season replacement. ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: prison, police investigation, time travel, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, murderer, disappearance, warden, law enforcement, manhunt, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert ...
Style: realistic, suspense, atmospheric, exciting, social realism ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison escape, prison, alcatraz, freedom, prison life, convict, island, punishment, warden, partners, confined, escape ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, year 1961 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Wentworth Prison (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Bea Smith is locked up while awaiting trial for the attempted murder of her husband and must learn how life works in prison. A modern adaptation and sequel of the iconic Prisoner series.
Style: tense, serious, rough, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: women's prison, prison life, lesbian, prison, life is a bitch, women in prison, lesbian relationship, crimes, protest, power struggle, sadism, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 8.7
 90K
Oz (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
TV show
Story: The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, realistic, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, prison, rapist, rape, life is a bitch, convict, strong sexual content, violence spree, gang, racism, electric chair ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.0
 202K
The Blacklist (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Raymond "Red" Reddington, one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives, surrenders in person at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He claims that he and the FBI have the same interests: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. In ...
Style: captivating, tense, exciting, clever, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, special agents, master criminal, unlikely partners, investigation, manipulations, mind game, partners, law enforcement, terrorism, danger, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2020s, 2010s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Prison Break: Proof of Innocence (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 2 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Amber McCall as she attempts to uncover evidence to exonerate her friend, L.J. Burrows. A low-budget spin-off series of Prison Break made exclusively for mobile phones with each episode being approximately 2 minutes long. Although the ...
Style: unusual plot structure, twists and turns, suspense
Plot: wrongful imprisonment, false accusation, prison, against the odds, justice, conspiracy, strong female lead, investigation, crimes, escapades, rivalry, convict ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 39K
Lock Up (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, suspense ...
Plot: prison, prison life, prison warden, life is a bitch, rivalry, prison escape, self sacrifice, vengeance, warden, murder, good versus evil, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 9.5
 1.5M
Breaking Bad (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
TV show
Story: When Walter White, a New Mexico chemistry teacher, is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a prognosis of only two years left to live, he becomes filled with a sense of fearlessness and an unrelenting desire to secure his family's ...
Style: captivating, tense, serious, psychological, clever ...
Plot: drug dealing, master criminal, crimes, drug lord, life is a bitch, family problems, drugs/alcohol, life turned upside down, unlikely partners, peril, desperation, drug cartel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: new mexico, usa, albuquerque new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.2
 5K
Traveler (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Traveler is a short-lived American television series that ran from May 10, 2007 until July 18, 2007 on ABC in the United States. The series was produced by Warner Bros. Television. Traveler was officially canceled after eight first-run episodes on ...
Style: twists and turns, realistic, exciting, suspenseful, serious
Plot: student, fbi, conspiracy, disappearance, friendship, mystery, track down, crimes, on the run, adventure, dishonesty, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 57K
Quantico (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11.
Style: twists and turns, tense, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: fbi, recruit, investigation, terrorist attack, attack, fbi agent, terrorism, on the run, secret, terrorist bombing, terrorist, frame up ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.2
 2K
The Escapist (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Denis Hopkins, a pilot, lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When a gang of criminals led by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks into his home, he offers whatever the criminals want to protect his wife and unborn child, ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, tense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, violence spree, confined, vengeance, deadly, gang, heroes, crimes, criminal heroes, haunted by the past, murder, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 2.1
 428
13 Dead Men (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Set in a prison, a death row inmate has a secret and the warden will go to any lengths to get it. Things dont go as planned as you would expect. A good action film with alot of good fight scenes and an interesting twist at the end.What we have ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting, sexual ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death row, prison, criminal heroes, false accusation, confined, life is a bitch, partners, law enforcement, frame up, wrongfully committed, protagonist as suspect, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 495
Cypher (2021)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery
TV show
Story: Will Scott, one of the FBI's leading crypto-analysts is hired to crack a heavily coded document. He soon discovers it's a hit list, putting him in the cross-hairs of the bad guys who want it back. Will must navigate the murky waters of ...
Style: entertaining, exciting, harsh, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fbi, lone hero, investigation, brutality, agent, one against many, deadly, fighting the system, uncover truth, chases and races, track down, killings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
 5K
Chase (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Chase is an American police procedural drama television series created by Jennifer Johnson for the NBC network. The series follows a U.S. Marshals fugitive-apprehension team, based out of Houston, Texas. Jerry Bruckheimer and Johnson serve as ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: policewoman, fugitives, escaped prisoner, crimes, track down, wanted, police investigation, chase, special agents, law enforcement, rivalry, u.s. marshal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
An Innocent Man (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Jimmie Rainwood was minding his own business when two corrupt police officers (getting an address wrong) burst into his house, expecting to find a major drug dealer. Rainwood is shot, and the officers frame him as a drug dealer. Rainwood is ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, teens
Plot: prison, police corruption, false accusation, frame up, gang, drug dealing, vengeance, prison gang, crimes, law enforcement, tough law enforcer, criminal heroes ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, new jersey, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.1
 1K
Fugitives (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Four men become fugitives after a failed drug deal, running from north to south of Chile.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, corruption, organized crime, fighting crime, crime gone awry, drug dealing, criminal heroes, crimes, gangsters, undercover, law enforcement, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, bolivia, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
Greetings to the Devil (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Colombia, Mexico, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A former guerrilla is reluctantly drawn into the vengeance scheme of one of his victims.
Style: exciting, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, crimes, confined, rivalry, danger, forced into action, race against time, murder, chases and races, heroes, kidnapping, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
XIII: The Series (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After a plot to kill the president of the USA an agent with lost memories tries to recover his life and memories. Others use him to cover up some dirty business involving high ranking officials from the CIA and the White House.
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, conspiracy, terrorist, cia, cia agent, secret agents, secret service, life is a bitch, who to trust, dishonesty, danger, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%