Runaway movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant runaway movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, clever and exciting films and TV shows about / with runaway, storytelling, murder, dialogue, mentor, culture clash, brutality, chase, betrayal and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as runaway: Papillon (1973), Safe Haven (2013), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Fast Five (2011), Please Stand By (2017), The Last Seduction (1994), Taken 3 (2014), Survivor (2015), Original Sin (2001), Blind Spot (2002).

List of runaway movies

 8.0
 121K
Papillon (1973)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: A man befriends a fellow criminal as the two of them begin serving their sentence on a dreadful prison island, which inspires the man to plot his escape.
Style: bleak, captivating, tense, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: prison, prison escape, human spirit, false accusation, criminal heroes, runaway, life sentence, prison life, solitary, escape attempt, adventure, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: atlantic ocean, latin america
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 6.7
 104K
Safe Haven (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Style: romantic, touching, emotional, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, starting over, love and romance, domestic violence, abusive husband, fall in love, haunted by the past, small town life, single father, runaway, obsession, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, boston, south carolina, san francisco ...
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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Music
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's ...
Style: humorous, road movie, entertaining, melancholic, surreal ...
Plot: adventure, obsessive quest, on the run, runaway, small town, creativity, prophecy, prison escape, ex spouse, criminal heroes, ex husband, seduction ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: mississippi, southern usa, usa, mississippi river
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 7.3
 351K
Fast Five (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Brazil, Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, heist, car race, chase, on the run, street racing, car, tough heroes, fbi, favela, freedom, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america, monte carlo ...
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Please Stand By (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young autistic woman runs away from her caregiver in order to boldly go and deliver her 500-page Star Trek script to a writing competition in Hollywood. On an adventure full of laughter and tears, Wendy follows the guiding spirit of Mr. Spock on ...
Style: road movie, captivating, sentimental, semi serious, light
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, star trek, runaway, sister sister relationship, manuscript, road trip, self discovery, search, female protagonist, police officer, pet dog, contest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa, oakland california, california
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The Last Seduction (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Looking to escape her unhappy marriage, villainous femme fatale Bridget Gregory (Linda Fiorentino) convinces her husband, Clay (Bill Pullman), to sell cocaine, then steals the profits and runs out on him. She stops in a small town en route to ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, money, betrayal, neo noir, couples, crime, small town, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, runaway, bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, dallas texas, iraq, chicago illinois ...
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 6.0
 178K
Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Ex-government operative Bryan Mills finds his life is shattered when he's falsely accused of a murder that hits close to home. As he's pursued by a savvy police inspector, Mills employs his particular set of skills to track the real killer ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, frame up, murder, on the run, revenge, kidnapping, framed for murder, runaway, chase, crimes, graphic violence, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, california, santa monica california ...
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 5.6
 31K
Survivor (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A Foreign Service Officer in London tries to prevent a terrorist attack set to hit New York, but is forced to go on the run when she is framed for crimes she did not commit.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, intense, tense, surprise ending ...
Plot: terrorist, embassy, terrorism, runaway, showdown, new year's eve, conspiracy, assassin, chase, betrayal, on the run, hitman ...
Place: london, new york, big ben london, afghanistan, scotland yard
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 6.1
 54K
Original Sin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, Mexico, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A young man is plunged into a life of subterfuge, deceit and mistaken identity in pursuit of a femme fatale whose heart is never quite within his grasp
Style: sexy, erotic, atmospheric, suspense, romantic ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, femme fatale, passion, desire, obsession, couple relations, passionate sex, love and romance, sex, runaway, murder, false identity ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, delaware, morocco ...
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 6.0
 170
Blind Spot (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three strangers are drawn together in search of Darcy, a man they all love who has been involved with some nasty underworld business.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, touching
Plot: gay teenager, missing person, disappearance, journey, unrequited love, seduction, search, runaway, stolen identity, beating, neo noir, hallucination ...
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Marvel's Runaways (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Every teenager thinks their parents are evil. What if you found out they actually were? Six diverse teenagers who can barely stand each other must unite against a common foe – their parents.
Style: captivating, entertaining, tense, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, superhero team, superheroine, super villain, friendship, superhero, youth, supernatural ability, parents and children, runaway, good versus evil, love and romance ...
Place: los angeles
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The Kings of Summer (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, teenagers, off the grid, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle change, self discovery, rebelliousness, in the woods, choice, runaway, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, tokyo
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 7.2
 217K
The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Style: surreal, ironic, artsy, clever, absurd ...
Plot: absurdism, hotel, distopia, love, society, manhunt, punishment, suicide attempt, blindness, hunting, friendship, runaway ...
Time: 2010s, near future, future
Place: hellas, greece
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Snow White with the Red Hair (2015)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Shirayuki was a young girl born with unique apple-red hair. She meets a famous but foolish Prince Raji, who falls in love with her at first sight and orders her to become his concubine. With nowhere else to go, Shirayuki cuts her hair and escapes to ...
Style: exciting, shoujo, captivating, fairy tale, enigmatic
Plot: adventure, love and romance, prince, friendship, royal family, destiny, youth, snow white, king, rich, runaway
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 8.0
 471K
Rain Man (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Selfish yuppie Charlie Babbitt's father left a fortune to his savant brother Raymond and a pittance to Charlie; they travel cross-country.
Style: sincere, uplifting, road movie, touching, captivating ...
Plot: autism, road trip, redemption, mentally challenged, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, greed, unlikely friendships, yuppie, runaway, self discovery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, california, cincinnati ohio, texas, missouri ...
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 6.8
 31K
Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphanage, orphan, redemption, kidnapping, friendship, thief, boarding school life, lifestyle, injustice, danger, boarding school ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england
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 6.5
 112K
The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: South Africa, Canada, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the "real" world.
Style: thought provoking, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful, philosophical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, society, future dystopia, utopia, youth, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, destiny, danger, human nature, humanity ...
Time: future
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 5.2
 48K
Hot Pursuit (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An uptight by-the-book cop must protect the widow of a drug boss from crooked cops and gunmen.
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous, funny, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: on the run, odd couple, mafia, police corruption, friendship, policewoman, chase, danger, shooting, organized crime, fugitives, drug cartel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: texas, usa
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 8.1
 161K
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, freedom, escape, rebelliousness, dignity, punishment, escape attempt, death, human spirit, death of parent, respect, loss of parent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: florida, southern usa
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 7.6
 310K
True Grit (2010)
Genre: Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Following the murder of her father by hired hand Tom Chaney, 14-year-old farm girl Mattie Ross sets out to capture the killer. To aid her, she hires the toughest U.S. Marshal she can find, a man with "true grit," Reuben J. ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, cowboy, adventure, vengeance, gunfight, tough heroes, bounty hunter, partners, shooting, hunt down, revenge, track down ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 1900s, 20th century
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
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 5.9
 111K
The Host (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, stylized, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: romance, teenage love, evil alien, power of love, youth, love and romance, true love, invasion, apocalypse, survival, vestiges of humanity, interspecies romance ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
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 6.8
 190K
Hanna (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe. Tracked by a ruthless operatives, she faces startling revelations about her existence and questions about her humanity.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, secret agents, female assassin, strong female lead, undercover, female warrior, hitman, teenage girl, female killer, cia, vengeance, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, morocco, berlin germany, germany, africa ...
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Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After several years of living with a cult, Martha finally escapes and calls her estranged sister, Lucy, for help. Martha finds herself at the quiet Connecticut home Lucy shares with her new husband, Ted, but the memories of what she experienced in ...
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, bleak, twists and turns ...
Plot: hippie, paranoia, mind control, haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, estrangement, runaway, cult, sister sister relationship, cult leader, socially awkward ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
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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, serious, realistic, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: false accusation, family relations, life turned upside down, injustice, confined, danger, daring rescue, crimes, escape, escapades, life is a bitch, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pittsburgh, canada, venezuela, haiti
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FBI: Most Wanted (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Fugitive Task Force relentlessly tracks and captures the notorious criminals on the Bureau’s Most Wanted list. Seasoned agent Jess LaCroix oversees the highly skilled team that functions as a mobile undercover unit that is always out in the ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspense
Plot: fbi, fbi agent, runaway, task force, criminal, murder, danger, society, crimes, chase
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 6.4
 2K
V.I.P. (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A son to a high-ranked official in North Korea commits a series of murders going across the countries around the world. The movie depicts the following events as South Korea, North Korea and Interpol start chasing down after him.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense
Plot: runaway, investigation, crimes, maniac, injustice, rivalry, murder, murderer, revenge, intrigue, violence, immorality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, north korea, busan
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 8.3
 472K
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, escape, fugitives, confined, fbi, determination, conspiracy, scheme, self sacrifice, manhunt, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.3
 68K
Ninja Assassin (2009)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Ninja Assassin follows Raizo, one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, intense, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ninja, one man army, martial arts, assassination, violence spree, vengeance, assassin, ninja master, ninjitsu, haunted by the past, punishment, revenge ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: china, asia, osaka japan, berlin germany, japan
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 5.4
 18K
Peninsula (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A soldier and his team battle hordes of post-apocalyptic zombies in the wastelands of the Korean Peninsula
Style: atmospheric, dark, macabre, suspense, tense ...
Plot: zombie apocalypse, post apocalypse, zombie, brutality, survival, runaway, living dead, car chase, army, catastrophe, money, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 2020s
Place: busan, south korea, hong kong, korea
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 7.0
 288K
RED (2010)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent, Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his assailants.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, realistic, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cia, secret agents, chase, female spy, fbi, swat team, spy, on the run, secret service, gunfight, conspiracy theory, mercenary ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, new york, washington d.c., kansas city ...
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