Movies and TV shows like Prison Break

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Prison Break (2005)
 8.4
 425K
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: suspenseful, tense, exciting, twists and turns, serious, rough, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, confined, escape, chases and races, scheme, fbi, manhunt, self sacrifice, fighting the system, win over, determination, siblings relations, brother, wrongful imprisonment, death sentence, life sentence, resourceful, race against time, family relations, life is a bitch, courage, frame up, 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, chases and races, murder, crime, prison, dishonesty and vengeance mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Prison Break: 24 (2001), Escape Plan (2013), The Fugitive (1993), The Next Three Days (2010), The Shawshank Redemption (1994). 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, suspenseful, tense, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, daring rescue, self sacrifice, escapades, crimes, fbi, twists & turns, runaway, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
 162K
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: exciting, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, terrorism, race against time, double agent, government agency, against the rules, secret service, undercover, treason, interrogation, one man army, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 209K
Escape Plan (2013)
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: suspenseful, serious, exciting, brutal, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, lone hero, prison escape, against the odds, torture, outsmarting, resourceful, survival, convict, off the grid, tough heroes, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 80s, future
Place: usa, colorado, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 243K
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, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, frame up, protagonist as suspect, on the run, uncover truth, escape, betrayal, fugitives, death sentence, doctor, corruption, framed for murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, intense, emotional, clever ...
Plot: daring rescue, family relations, life turned upside down, false accusation, evidence, injustice, confined, resourceful, freedom, determination, peril, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, canada, venezuela, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: human spirit, freedom, prison, prison life, false accusation, life sentence, confined, hopes, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, survival, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, 60s, 50s ...
Place: usa, mexico, maine, pacific ocean
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Enemy of the State (1998)
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: tense, exciting, suspenseful, suspense, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, fighting the system, manhunt, satellite, uncover truth, witnessing a crime, corruption, mexican standoff, secret hideout, life is a bitch, evidence, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting ...
Plot: hostages, fbi, secret service, special agents, conspiracy, kidnapping, parents and children, confined, betrayal, family relations, hostage situation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 88K
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, on the run, chases and races, frame up, law enforcement, escape, mole, law enforcer killer, ex law enforcer, obstacle, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, chicago illinois, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 58K
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: fbi, memory loss, investigation, tattoo, crime, killings, puzzle, terrorist, strong female character, secret organization, martial arts, attack ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 80K
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, serious, suspenseful, surreal, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, confined, prison, rapist, strong sexual content, rape, electric chair, torture, fish out of water, life sentence, misfit, death sentence ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, chases and races, manhunt, fighting the system, danger, secret agents, corruption, conspiracy, uncover truth, violence, spy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: langley virginia, madrid, europe, new york, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.0
 37K
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, disappearance, alcatraz, island, prison life, manhunt, police investigation, mystery ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
 24K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, prison life, prison, car chase, crime, teaching the ways of the world, criminal heroes, betrayal, on the run, escapades, confined, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, mine, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.9
 568
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, suspense, tense, suspenseful, serious
Plot: prison, crime, law enforcement, false accusation, dishonesty, frame up, witnessing a crime, anti heroes, protagonist as suspect, criminal heroes, confined, jail ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, death row, stalking, serial killer, murder, prison, frame up, manhunt, prison life, law enforcement, best friends, police investigation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.3
 14K
Breakout Kings (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Driven by the fact that there are few things more dangerous than a prisoner who has just escaped, and tired of following protocol and resorting to outdated methods of law enforcement, veteran U.S. Marshals Charlie Duchamp and Ray Zancanelli are ...
Style: exciting, realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: convict, u.s. marshal, fugitives, manhunt, hot and sexy, special agents, crimes, partners against crime, cons and scams, chases and races, confined, unlikely partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.3
 301
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: serious, suspenseful, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: prison, murder, innocence, confined, uncover truth, hopes, death in the family, dishonesty, family problems, investigation, frame up, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: rough, serious, tense, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: prison, prison life, lesbian, sadism, life is a bitch, crime, protest, women in prison, survival, power struggle, warden, punishment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, hacker, cia, president, treason, forgery, international relations, tough heroes, life risking, characters in danger, save the day, shooting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, suspenseful, bleak, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, prison, chase, on the road, injustice, car theft, psychotic, roadblock, hitchhiker, rape, heist, deadly ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 8.6
 227K
Sons of Anarchy (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: An adrenalized drama with darkly comedic undertones that explores a notorious outlaw motorcycle club’s (MC) desire to protect its livelihood while ensuring that their simple, sheltered town of Charming, California remains exactly that, charming. ...
Style: tense, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gang, power struggle, crime, family relations, biker, arms dealing, motorcycle gang, crimes, prison, ira, friends, group of criminals ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 4.2
 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: tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, rescue, parents and children, witnessing a crime, crimes, chases and races, siblings relations, chase, danger, wilderness, gun, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 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, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, fugitives, criminal heroes, confined, chases and races, rivalry, gang, haunted by the past, pregnancy, babies and infants, crimes, prison ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.5
 12K
Legends (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Working for the FBI's Deep Cover Operations division, Martin Odum can transform himself into a different person -- whether it's an assignment as a Serbian extremist, a corrupt Chicago police officer, a British special forces colonel, or a ...
Style: serious, exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: special agents, undercover, working undercover, fbi, government agency, secret identity, espionage, betrayal, mysterious character, state affairs, dishonesty, on the run ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 3K
Chase (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: serious, suspenseful, exciting, rough, realistic
Plot: policewoman, u.s. marshal, fugitives, manhunt, cat and mouse, mind game, special agents, crimes, chases and races, crime, motorcycle chase, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa, houston texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.7
 59K
Cell 211 (2009)
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, suspenseful, rough, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison life, prison, hidden identity, confined, prison riot, prison guard, penitentiary, rebellion, survival, danger, trapped, protest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ 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: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, false accusation, chase, escape, pilot, fugitives, chases and races, manhunt, danger, on the run, dishonesty, vengeance ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nightclub, chases and races, protagonist as suspect, crime, tough heroes, on the run, crimes, gangsters, heroes, dishonesty, urban, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 8.0
 64K
Burn Notice (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A formerly blacklisted spy uses his unique skills and training to help people in desperate situations.
Style: semi serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, adventure, uncover truth, starting over, secret service, dishonesty, peril, new job, ex law enforcer, lifestyle change, secret agents, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%