Fleeing the country movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant fleeing the country movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, humorous and melancholic films and TV shows about / with fleeing the country, nudity (full frontal - brief), runaway, police, death, life is a bitch, escape, husband wife relationship, money and female nudity plots mostly in Drama, Crime and Comedy genres shot in France, USA, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as fleeing the country: Warriors Of The Dawn (2017), Orphan (2016), The Big Picture (2010), Monsieur Batignole (2002), Woman in Gold (2015), The Traitor (2019), Pursuit (2015), Jack Strong (2014), Ariel (1988), Harragas (2009).

List of fleeing the country movies

Warriors Of The Dawn (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A crown prince emerges as a leader during the war between Korea and Japan in 1592.
Style: captivating, tense
Plot: military, joseon dynasty, mercenary, teenager, medieval, wartime, battles, military officer, leader, young soldier, war, army ...
Time: 16th century
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 6.0
 1K
Orphan (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young woman who moves to Paris and has a brush with disaster. The grown-up at last, an accomplished woman, who thought she was safe from her own past. Gradually, these characters come together to form a single heroine.
Style: psychological, disturbing, suspense, captivating, non-linear ...
Plot: violence against women, teenage girl, female protagonist, little girl, father daughter conflict, violent father, social problems, lifestyle, confronting the past, tragic past, family problems, lgbt ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: france, romania
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The Big Picture (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Paul Exben is a success story – partner in one of Paris's most exclusive law firms, big salary, big house, glamorous wife and two sons straight out of a Gap catalog. But when he finds out that Sarah, his wife, is cheating on him with Greg ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, law firm, downfall, redemption, couples, starting over, hotshot lawyer, haunted by the past, accidental killing, disposing of a dead body, fleeing the country, jealous spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, paris france, france, montenegro, former yugoslavia
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Monsieur Batignole (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and collaborator of the German Pierre-Jean Lamour calls the Nazis ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, exciting, captivating
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazism, wartime life, anti semitism, soldier, child, against humanity, life is a bitch, confined, society, collaboration ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, switzerland, europe
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 7.3
 60K
Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, touching, intense, sincere ...
Plot: art, holocaust, lawyer, art theft, nazi, injustice, courtroom drama, justice, legal action, jewish, world war two, legal ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, los angeles, vienna, germany, poland ...
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 7.1
 12K
The Traitor (2019)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Brazil
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Palermo, Sicily, 1980. Mafia member Tommaso Buscetta decides to move to Brazil with his family fleeing the constant war between the different clans of the criminal organization. But when, after living several misfortunes, he is forced to return to ...
Style: realistic, captivating, intense, suspense, factual
Plot: mafia, cosa nostra, gangsters, organized crime, informant, judge, assassination, assassination attempt, death threat, murder, court, italian history ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 2000s, year 1980 ...
Place: sicily, italy, rome italy, palermo italy, europe ...
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 5.2
 136
Pursuit (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Romance, Thriller
Country: Ireland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Pursuit is a modern take on Irish mythology, adapting the legend of Diarmuid and Gráinne and transforming it into a road movie and gangster thriller for a contemporary audience.
Style: road movie
Plot: woman with a gun, on the run, gunfight, manhunt, impossible love, father daughter relationship, bank robbery, arranged marriage, smuggling, marriage of convenience, organized crime, feud ...
Place: ireland, spain
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 7.0
 5K
Jack Strong (2014)
Genre: Thriller
Country: Poland
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A spy thriller telling a historically based story of a man who alone dares to challenge Soviets being in the middle of the communistic system himself. Planning the maneuvers of Warsaw Pact forces he discovers that the American plans of nuclear ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: spy, martial law, government agency, politics, undercover, state affairs, political unrest, dishonesty, cold war, chase, crimes, communism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 90s, 60s
Place: poland, europe, ussr, warsaw poland
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 7.5
 7K
Ariel (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Taisto Kasurinen is a Finnish coal miner whose father has just committed suicide and who is framed for a crime he did not commit. In jail, he starts to dream about leaving the country and starting a new life. He escapes from prison but things ...
Style: art house, witty, humorous, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: fall in love, marriage, suicide, prison, prisoner, runaway, visceral, relationships, suicide attempt, solitude, small town, childhood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
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 6.8
 150
Harragas (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Algeria, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the northern Algerian port city of Mostaganem. The title refers to the hordes of refugees, the 'Harragas', who smuggle themselves out of the country via any means possible. Here we meet one such group, Rachid, Nasser and Imene who ...
Style: touching, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: immigrants, hopes, against the rules, corrupt officer, human nature, seaport, refugee, lost at sea, rebellion, society, ocean, death by drowning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: algeria, africa, spain, mediterranean sea
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 6.7
 203
Santa & Andres (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Colombia, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Santa, a peasant woman loyal to the Revolution, is sent to guard Andrés, a gay writer who is under house arrest, considered “ untrustworthy” for his ideas and sexuality by the Cuban authorities. Set in a small village in eastern Cuba during ...
Style: serious, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic, homoerotic
Plot: gay, discrimination, politics, sexuality, friendship, fleeing, jail, writer's life, lgbtq, gender, male masturbation, friend ...
Time: year 1983, 80s
Place: cuba
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 6.8
 11K
Neruda (2016)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Chile, Argentina, France, Spain, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It’s 1948 and the Cold War has arrived in Chile. In the Congress, prominent Communist Senator and popular poet Pablo Neruda accuses the government of betraying the Party and is stripped of his parliamentary immunity by President González Videla. ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, captivating, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: manhunt, political repression, poet, writers, police detective, politician, escape, police investigation, class differences, anti communism, exile, senate ...
Time: 1940s, year 1948, post world war two
Place: chile, south america, andes mountains, santiago chile, paris france
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All Three of Us (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An Iranian family survives the shah and the ayatollah and moves to France. This story follows the family through it all. Despite the politics, revolution, prison, beatings, assassinations and suicides this is a comedy.
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, touching
Plot: migrant, large family, marriage, political oppression, social worker, political prisoner, wedding, nurse, family relations, couples, society, friendship ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 50s
Place: iran, france
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No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Iran
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert ... and the visa that allows them to leave Tehran to do so.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: music band, ambition, state affairs, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, hopes, musician's life, against the rules, youth, teenage life, music, music festival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: iran, tehran iran, middle east, london, persia
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Twist Again in Moscow (1986)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Igor, who manages a fancy hotel and is on the take, has to juggle several problems at once. He has a two-hour window to get his ill-got gain out of the hotel, he must misdirect and obstruct the inquiries of a Party auditor who suspects that all is ...
Plot: kgb, dissident, spy, rock singer, corruption, black market, hotel manager, christmas, escape, government official, corrupt politician, hotel desk clerk ...
Time: 80s
Place: ussr, moscow russia, kiev ukraine
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 7.7
 22K
Sorcerer (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Four criminals from different parts of the globe, all hiding from their pasts in the same remote South American town, agree to risk their lives transporting gallons of unstable nitroglycerin across dangerous jungle.
Style: road movie, neo noir, cynical, political, dark ...
Plot: terrorist, jungle, truck, expedition, oil, existentialism, guilty pleasure, downbeat ending, working class, auto mechanic, road trip, mining ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: nicaragua, paris france, new jersey, jerusalem, south america ...
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 7.0
 144K
A Serious Man (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Serious Man is the story of an ordinary man's search for clarity in a universe where Jefferson Airplane is on the radio and F-Troop is on TV. It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik, a physics professor at a quiet Midwestern university, has just been ...
Style: philosophical, cynical, talky, ironic, meditative ...
Plot: jewish, midlife crisis, dysfunctional family, suburban life, professor, rabbi, teacher, life, neighbor, synagogue, torah, religion ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: minnesota, usa, poland, california, canada
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Observe and Report (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective is recruited to close ...
Style: humorous, disturbing, satirical, intense, stylized ...
Plot: shopping mall, farce, dark humor, workplace, security guard, nudity (full frontal - brief), justice, delusion, police investigation, thief, workplace situations, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, mexico
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That Night in Varennes (1982)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In June of 1791, a group of passengers in a stagecoach find themselves caught up in the events of the French Revolution, when they find themselves in the city of Varennes when revolutionists arrest the fleeing King Louis.
Style: serious, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: french revolution, revolution, king of france, teenage prostitute, female nudity, writers, escape attempt, stagecoach, aristocracy, napoleonic wars, womanizer, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1790s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 5.9
 663
Happy New Year (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Small time crooksters Nick and Charlie have an elaborate plan to rob an exclusive jewelers store. Using a variety of disguises and posing as rich old men and women they begin the set-up, but then Nick falls for the owner of a neighboring antique ...
Style: remake of french film
Plot: heist, jewel theft, robbery, new year's eve, jewelry, new year, antique dealer, jewel thief, airplane, prison, police, waitress ...
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The Murri Affair (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a true incident, this tells the story of a troubled young man who kills his sister's reactionary, violent and abusive husband and is eventually arrested for the murder. However, the dead husband happened to be a member of the Italian ...
Plot: brother and sister, fleeing the country, falsely accused, women in society, ex prostitute, judgment, murder confession, plan gone wrong, brother in law brother in law relationship, aristocracy, wealthy family, lawyer ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, venice
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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Terrence McDonagh, a New Orleans Police sergeant, who starts out as a good cop, receiving a medal and a promotion to lieutenant for heroism during Hurricane Katrina. During his heroic act, McDonagh injures his back and later becomes addicted to ...
Style: surreal, stylized, harsh, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: drug lord, police corruption, character study, drug abuse, corruption, organized crime, gangsters, hallucination, crimes, dirty cop, redemption, police brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, texas
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Magnet of Doom (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young boxer Michel Maudet is sacked by his manager after a series of match defeats and is forced to look for a new job. He is engaged as secretary to a millionaire named Ferchaux who is in a hurry to flee the country when he discovers he has been ...
Style: anthology
Plot: hypochondriac, boxing, exile, banker, scandal, on the road, investigation, travel, motel, nightlife, time travel, diner ...
Time: 60s
Place: paris france, new orleans, louisiana, new york
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Move Along, There is Nothing to See (1983)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Inspector Leroux is investigating the owner of a contemporary art gallery Helen Duvernet who is suspected of being involved in trafficking of stolen paintings. He is both intrigued and attracted by the young woman, follows her everywhere and finally ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspenseful
Plot: art theft, performer's life, couples, love and romance, criminal heroes, fighting the system, crimes, tragic hero, fall in love, destructive relationship, workplace romance, farce ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Yann, a cook, and Nadia, a waitress and mother of 9-year-old child, decide to risk everything on the purchase of a restaurant. With plenty of talent, energy, love and dreams, but no finance of their own, they find themselves forced into a jungle of ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Plot: starting over, family relations, life turned upside down, single parent, family problems, disorder, down on your luck, family in crisis, couple relations, hopes, restaurant, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, europe, paris france, ontario canada, montreal
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 7.2
 15K
Barbara (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1980 in East Germany and, alone, Barbara is confined to living and working as a doctor in a small provincial town - her punishment for attempting to emigrate to the West. She has only one focus; to escape and for this, she has to ...
Style: tense, melancholic, compassionate, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: stasi, german, fascism, cold war, doctor, introspection, character study, power relations, confined, who to trust, lovers apart, secret service ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: east germany, berlin germany, germany, california, german democratic republic ...
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In the Name of the Son (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The new movie of Vincent Lannoo.
Style: suspense, cynical, semi serious, suspenseful, biting ...
Plot: pedophile priest, sexual abuse, vengeance, unlikely criminals, losing-it hero, rivalry, crimes, society, life is a bitch, double life, racism, vigilantism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
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