Movies and TV shows like Prison Break

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Prison Break (2005)
 8.4
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Prison Break
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: suspenseful, tense, exciting, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, fugitives, prison, brother, manhunt, fighting the system, wrongful imprisonment, death sentence, prison life, confined, on the run, crime, price of justice, chases and races, life is a bitch, race against time, dishonesty, against the odds, prisoner, escaped prisoner, frame up, obsessive quest, vengeance, president, self sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Shawshank Redemption
Drama
USA
142 min.
 9.3
24
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA
44 min.
 8.4
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Most similar movies to Prison Break

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and exciting films and TV series with plots about murder, crimes, chases and races, crime, dishonesty, prison and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action genres. Some movies like Prison Break: Escape Plan (2013), The Shawshank Redemption (1994), The Fugitive (1993), 24 (2001), The Next Three Days (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Prison Break: The Final Break
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, suspense, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, twists & turns, runaway, prison escape, daring rescue, vengeance, happy ending, secrets, depression, redemption, escapades, self sacrifice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: israel, new jersey, canada, florida
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System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 6.7
 204K
Escape Plan
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, 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: serious, exciting, brutal, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison escape, conspiracy, lone hero, survival, cia, surveillance, revenge, fight scenes, prison, weapons, gunfight, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, morocco, colorado
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System:   51%
    User:   81%
 
The Shawshank Redemption
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: clever, realistic, talky, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, freedom, happy ending, false accusation, friendship, human spirit, adaptation, prison life, life sentence, wrongful imprisonment, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, maine, mexico
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System:   41%
    User:   100%
 
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 237K
The Fugitive
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, suspense, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, crime, betrayal, on the run, manhunt, corruption, conspiracy, murder, hospital, investigation, greed, death ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   71%
 
 8.4
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24
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: government agency, special agents, urban, against the rules, race against time, control room, terrorism, save the day, workplace intrigue, workplace, revenge, secret service ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   100%
 
The Next Three Days
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, serious, bleak, tense, suspense ...
Plot: crime, lawyer, murder, car chase, drugs/alcohol, evidence, prison escape, surveillance, twists & turns, daring rescue, police investigation, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, venezuela, canada, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   71%
 
Enemy of the State
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, surveillance, lawyer, corruption, paranoia, politics, identity, chase, espionage, murder, satellite, mexican standoff ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   75%
 
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U.S. Marshals
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, suspenseful, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, conspiracy, corruption, car chase, fugitives, murder, manhunt, cia, prison, on the run, urban, frame up ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   100%
 
 7.0
 37K
Alcatraz
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: serious, twists and turns, captivating, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Plot: alcatraz, mystery, prison, uncover truth, crimes, island, disappearance, investigation, chases and races, escaped prisoner, warden, flashback ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   28%
 
Jackson County Jail
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, murder, on the road, fugitives, manhunt, false accusation, injustice, frame up, crime, chases and races, rape, hitchhiker ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   23%
 
 6.5
 23K
Son of a Gun
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, rough, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, crime, prison, robbery, betrayal, chase, gangster, prison life, criminal heroes, drugs/alcohol, gangsters, gunfight ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, mine, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   22%
 
Letters from a Killer
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, police investigation, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, serial killer, crime, manhunt, false accusation, on the run, murder, courtroom drama, frame up ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   18%
 
24: Live Another Day
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, exciting, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hacker, cia, president, fugitives, on the run, race against time, save the day, save the world, terrorist, blackmail, international relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   22%
    User:   25%
 
Movie in collections
 6.4
 22K
Just Cause
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, mystery, crime, revenge, prison, police, rape, investigation, manipulation, neo noir, legal action ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: florida, usa, new jersey, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   18%
 
 8.7
 78K
Oz
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, serious, realistic, rough, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, uninhibited rivalry, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, crime, confined, crimes, danger, misfit, deadly, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, 1990s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   17%
 
 4.2
 2K
Breakout
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, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: witnessing a crime, wilderness, chase, rescue, chases and races, danger, prison, parents and children, siblings relations, crimes, gun, murder
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   21%
    User:   21%
 
 7.2
 283K
Shooter
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A marksman living in exile is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he goes on the run to track the real killer and find out who exactly set him up, and why.
Style: exciting, serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: corruption, military, chase, conspiracy, assassination, fbi, revenge, betrayal, murder, car chase, sniper, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, africa, boston, iraq, kentucky ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   20%
 
 7.3
 119K
The Negotiator
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police, conspiracy, corruption, police corruption, murder, crime, revenge, gunfight, assassination, hostages, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   22%
 
Movie in collections
 4.9
 564
Proximity
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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, suspense
Plot: college, criminal heroes, prison, crime, anti heroes, protagonist as suspect, witnessing a crime, courtroom drama, death row, false accusation, frame up, murder ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   20%
 
 8.3
 106K
White Collar
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Neal Caffrey, a con man, forger and thief, is captured after a three-year game of cat and mouse with the FBI. With only months left serving a four-year sentence, he escapes to look for Kate, his girlfriend. Peter Burke, the FBI agent who initially ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: unlikely partners, crime, forger, cons and scams, chases and races, partners, art, embezzler, art thief, deal, expert, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   20%
    User:   69%
 
 7.7
 57K
Cell 211
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of two men on different sides of a prison riot -- the inmate leading the rebellion and the young guard trapped in the revolt, who poses as a prisoner in a desperate attempt to survive the ordeal.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, survival, rebellion, murder, hidden identity, corruption, twists & turns, unlikely partners, brutality, violence, mentor, violent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   19%
    User:   18%
 
 6.7
 4K
The Prey
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, fugitives, protagonist as suspect, chase, manhunt, crime, on the run, track down, prison escape, prison, handgun, frame up ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   19%
    User:   15%
 
 8.4
 72K
Banshee
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Banshee is an American drama television series set in a small town in Pennsylvania Amish country and features an enigmatic ex-con posing as a murdered sheriff who imposes his own brand of justice while also cooking up plans that serve his own ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, sexy, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: tough heroes, sheriff, crime, crimes, impostor, confrontation, cons and scams, strong sexual content, small town, uncle niece relationship, female nudity, organized crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   19%
    User:   17%
 
Movie in collections
 6.6
 120K
16 Blocks
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other forces try to prevent them from getting there.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police corruption, crime, corruption, police, gunfight, chase, redemption, hostage, odd couple, drinking, conspiracy, assassin ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, seattle washington, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   19%
    User:   15%
 
 5.9
 26K
The Double
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin 'Cassius', forces retired CIA operative, Paul Shepherson to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary to solve the crime. Having spent ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, surprise ending, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: assassination, investigation, crime, espionage, assassin, spy, chase, cia, murder, car chase, betrayal, fbi ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, russia, mexico, washington d.c., paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   18%
    User:   17%
 
 5.3
 525
Black Point
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In an Alaskan fishing town, a local crime boss suspects a local fisherman knows where his stolen money is, but this fisherman is no regular Joe.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police station, murder, crime, chases and races, crimes, danger, deadly, dishonesty, betrayal, law enforcement, gangsters, false accusation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   18%
    User:   18%
 
 5.3
 451
Zero Tolerance
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After surviving a sneak attack on himself and fellow agents Jimmy and Gene as they were transporting drug kingpin Raymond Manta out of a Mexican jail, FBI agent Jeff Douglas becomes an uwitting pawn of the White Hand drug cartel. Mistakenly told ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone wolves, one man army, crime, special agents, tough law enforcer, track down, vengeance, vigilantism, tough heroes, chases and races, crimes, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, mexico, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   18%
    User:   18%
 
 8.2
 935
Fugitives
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Chile
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Four men become fugitives after a failed drug deal, running from north to south of Chile.
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: criminal heroes, crime, fugitives, drug dealing, crimes, gangsters, betrayal, crime gone awry, fighting crime, working undercover, chases and races, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, chile, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   18%
    User:   15%
 

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 6.6
 100K
Hostage
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, small town, hostage, police, violence, organized crime, hostages, redemption, one man army, twists & turns, vengeance, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   18%
    User:   19%
 
 7.7
 45K
Nikita
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nikita will stop at nothing to expose and destroy Division, the secret U.S. agency who trained her as a spy and assassin.
Style: suspenseful, stylized, exciting, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: female killer, hitman, female spy, chases and races, betrayal, working undercover, crimes, secret government organization, mole, killings, assassination, martial arts ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   18%
    User:   20%
 
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