Movies and TV shows like Prison Break

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Prison Break (2005)
 8.3
 437K
Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
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, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, confined, escape, scheme, manhunt, fbi, self sacrifice, chases and races, determination, win over, siblings relations, brother, fighting the system, wrongful imprisonment, death sentence, frame up, life sentence, race against time, resourceful, family relations, life is a bitch, courage, punishment ...
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, suspenseful, serious and tense films and TV series with plots about crimes, prison, murder, chases and races, crime, dishonesty and confined mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres. Some movies like Prison Break: Escape Plan (2013), Oz (1997), The Fugitive (1993), The Next Three Days (2010), 24 (2001). 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: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, daring rescue, self sacrifice, escapades, fbi, crimes, twists & turns, runaway, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 214K
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, serious, exciting, twists and turns, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, lone hero, prison escape, outsmarting, against the odds, revenge, torture, resourceful, survival, convict, off the grid, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future, 80s
Place: usa, morocco, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.7
 83K
Oz (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 55 min.
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, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, rape, prison, life is a bitch, rapist, convict, strong sexual content, violence spree, gang, racism, electric chair ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 7.8
 248K
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, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, uncover truth, manhunt, escape, protagonist as suspect, on the run, framed for murder, fugitives, betrayal, doctor, corruption, death sentence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, tense, emotional, twists and turns, clever ...
Plot: life turned upside down, family relations, false accusation, daring rescue, evidence, confined, injustice, resourceful, freedom, determination, peril, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, canada, venezuela, haiti, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 164K
24 (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, terrorism, revenge, race against time, double agent, government agency, against the rules, secret service, treason, interrogation, undercover, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.5
 90K
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, frame up, cia, on the run, agent, chases and races, law enforcement, escape, mole, law enforcer killer, ex law enforcer, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 55K
Quantico (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, surprise ending, realistic
Plot: fbi, secret, recruit, investigation, terrorist attack, terrorist, attack, false identity, terrorism, bonding, flashback, fbi agent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 61K
Blindspot (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
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, fbi, investigation, strong female character, terrorist, tattoo, crime, killings, puzzle, secret organization, martial arts, fbi agent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Designated Survivor (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, twists and turns, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: politics, counter terrorism, terrorism, usa president, president, marriage, first lady, investigation, danger, crimes, justice, explosion ...
Time: contemporary, 2010s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, clever, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, false accusation, prison life, freedom, life is a bitch, life sentence, prison escape, corruption, confined, criminal heroes, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, pacific ocean, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
13%
Wentworth Prison (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
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: serious, tense, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: women's prison, lesbian, prison life, prison, lesbian relationship, life is a bitch, crimes, sadism, protest, women in prison, crime, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 35K
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, rough, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: prison life, prison, prison warden, life is a bitch, rivalry, vengeance, warden, murder, good versus evil, prison escape, lone hero, corruption ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 38K
Alcatraz (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 60 min.
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, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: prison, time travel, uncover truth, investigation, crimes, police investigation, alcatraz, disappearance, warden, island, manhunt, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, cia, fighting the system, manhunt, chases and races, secret agents, corruption, danger, spy, conspiracy, uncover truth, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, europe, moscow russia, new york, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Genre: 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, alcatraz, prison escape, prison life, convict, freedom, island, punishment, warden, partners, confined, suicide ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 20th century, year 1961, year 1960 ...
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.8
 574
Proximity (2001)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When William Conroy (Rob Lowe), a former college professor, is sentenced to life in prison for vehicular manslaughter it seems his life is over. But when a fellow inmate tells him that in the past two years fourteen inmates have died at the prison, ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, suspense
Plot: prison, false accusation, crime, crimes, law enforcement, witnessing a crime, criminal heroes, protagonist as suspect, anti heroes, confined, dishonesty, frame up ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
 25K
Son of a Gun (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia, UK, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Locked up for a minor crime, 19 year old JR quickly learns the harsh realities of prison life. Protection, if you can get it, is paramount. JR soon finds himself under the watchful eye of Australia's most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch, but ...
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prison life, prison, car chase, crime, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, betrayal, master criminal, crimes, confined, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Letters from a Killer (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A man is falsely convicted of the murder of his wife. During his time in jail, he finds comfort from four women with whom he corresponds. After his second court appearance, he is finally freed from prison only to be framed for yet 2 more murders ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, death row, prison, murder, stalking, serial killer, crimes, life is a bitch, chases and races, crime, fugitives, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.1
 2K
Breakout (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A pair of criminals try to track down the kids who witnessed them commit a murder in the woods.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, rescue, parents and children, danger, siblings relations, wilderness, witnessing a crime, crimes, murder, prison, family relations, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.3
 310
The Sculptress (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Olive Martin (Quirke), a heavily overweight young woman is convicted of killing and butchering her mother and sister and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, when she is assigned to write a book about her life, author Rosalind Leigh (Goodall) ...
Style: realistic, tense, suspenseful, bleak, serious
Plot: prison, murder, innocence, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, death in the family, uncover truth, mystery, hopes, life sentence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 2.0
 415
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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, sexual
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death row, prison, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, confined, false accusation, partners, dishonesty, buddies, law enforcement, frame up, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
24: Live Another Day (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Jack Bauer comes out of hiding in London to head off a massive terrorist attack while being hunted down by American forces dispatched by President James Heller.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, cia, hacker, president, terrorist attack, terrorist, treason, international relations, characters in danger, tough heroes, life risking, save the day ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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House of the Rising Sun (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ray, an ex-cop, is starting a new life looking to stay out of trouble. One evening, on Ray's watch, the nightclub he works for is robbed and the owner's son is shot dead. As his criminal past is exposed Ray hunts for the person responsible ...
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, nightclub, gangsters, protagonist as suspect, on the run, investigation, law enforcement, dishonesty, tough heroes, crimes, heroes, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The Fugitive: The Chase Continues (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Fugitive is a remake of the 1963 TV series of the same name that aired for one season on CBS between October 6, 2000 and May 25, 2001. It stars Tim Daly as Dr. Richard Kimble, Mykelti Williamson as lieutenant Philip Gerard, and Stephen Lang as ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: frame up, on the run, manhunt, chase, crime, murder, murder suspect, uncover truth, false accusation, protagonist as suspect, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.2
 3K
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, false accusation, fugitives, chase, manhunt, danger, escape, rescue, adventure, captivity, prison life, warden ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.2
 8K
Crisis (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Washington's most powerful players are pulled into an international conspiracy, an unlikely puppeteer will bring everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear.
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, exciting ...
Plot: secret service, hostage, fbi, special agents, kidnapping, conspiracy, betrayal, parents and children, confined, family relations, hostage situation, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Jackson County Jail (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a powerful drama about a young woman who stumbles into a nightmare land of hijacking and humiliation while driving cross-country from California to New York.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison, on the road, injustice, chase, car theft, rape, roadblock, hitchhiker, psychotic, fugitives, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 6.7
 5K
The Prey (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A robber escapes from prison with a single objective in mind: to track down his former cellmate, a serial killer who intends to pin his crimes on him. A cop is sent after the robber who, despite his best efforts, soon becomes Public Enemy Number ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, manhunt, prison, on the run, hidden identity, false accusation, life is a bitch, crime, protagonist as suspect, crimes, dishonesty, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 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, tense, serious, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, rivalry, tough heroes, deadly, murder, prison, gang, pregnancy, haunted by the past, confined, babies and infants, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%