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, exciting, entertaining, realistic, twists and turns and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with runaway, mentor, storytelling, chase, dialogue, culture clash, redemption, betrayal, catastrophe and vengeance plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
runaway movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as runaway: The Kings of Summer (2013), Safe Haven (2013), Rain Man (1988), Papillon (1973), The Giver (2014), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Enola Holmes (2020), The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016), Taken 3 (2014), Problem Child (1990).

List of runaway movies

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: touching, sentimental, feel good, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, friendship, runaway, teenager, summer, lifestyle change, forest, teenage life, high school, wilderness, teenage runaway, teenage protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: california, usa, tokyo
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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, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: small town, starting over, love and romance, fall in love, obsession, single father, small town life, abusive husband, domestic violence, runaway, love triangle, choice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, boston, usa, new jersey, san francisco ...
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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, road movie, uplifting, touching, inspirational ...
Plot: autism, road trip, redemption, mentally challenged, runaway, brother brother relationship, family relations, siblings relations, disability, self discovery, greed, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, california, los angeles, missouri, texas ...
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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: inspirational, psychological, bleak, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: prison escape, prison, human spirit, runaway, escape attempt, prison life, criminal heroes, survival, escape, false accusation, life sentence, brutality ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 1940s, 70s
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
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The Giver (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, South Africa, Canada
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, philosophical, atmospheric, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, youth, society, utopia, memory, destiny, community, life is a bitch, rebelliousness, fighting the system, teaching the ways of the world ...
Time: future, 2040s
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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: road movie, funny, entertaining, melancholic, humorous ...
Plot: adventure, prison escape, runaway, treasure hunt, small town, creativity, obsessive quest, country music, music, greek mythology, on the run, satire ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: mississippi, ancient greece, southern usa, usa
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Enola Holmes (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: While searching for her missing mother, intrepid teen Enola Holmes uses her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and help a runaway lord.
Style: feminist film, exciting, funny, romantic, mysterious
Audience: teens, family outing, teen drama
Plot: victorian england, female detective, sherlock holmes, amateur detective, feminism, runaway teen, breaking the fourth wall, private detective, runaway, female protagonist, child prodigy, teenage love ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, future
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The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, China
Duration: 114 min.
Story: As two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land, two renegades—Eric the Huntsman, who aided Snow White in defeating Ravenna in Snowwhite and the Huntsman, and his forbidden lover, Sara—set out to stop them.
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, absurd, exciting, intense ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: strong female lead, evil queen, snow white, sorceress, magic, love, female warrior, magical creature, good versus evil, runaway, witch, happy ending ...
Place: egypt
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Taken 3 (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, twists and turns, breathtaking ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: revenge, one man army, kidnapping, murder, runaway, on the run, frame up, hostage, police investigation, framed for murder, crimes, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, california, santa monica california ...
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Problem Child (1990)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his social climbing wife Flo adopt Junior a fun-loving seven year old. But they soon discover he's a little monster as he turns a camping trip, a birthday party and even a baseball game into comic nightmares. But is ...
Style: funny, humorous, feel good, unusual plot structure, satirical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, pre-teens
Plot: mischievous children, adoption, troublemaker, dark humor, child, spoiled brat, kidnapping, disorder, children, runaway, chase, friends ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A true story about Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully conned millions of dollars worth of checks as a Pan Am pilot, doctor, and legal prosecutor. An FBI agent makes it his mission to put him behind bars. But Frank not ...
Style: clever, captivating, exciting, suspense, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: con artists, master criminal, prodigy, adventure, fbi, deception, adaptation, creativity, justice, rise and fall, race against time, crimes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1967, 70s, year 1969 ...
Place: new orleans, atlanta georgia, washington d.c., louisiana, france ...
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American Honey (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 163 min.
Story: A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.
Style: road movie, talky, disturbing, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: road trip, teenage girl, misfit, runaway, teenager, first love, van, jealousy, sex scene, on the road, character study, life philosophy ...
Place: california, texas, kansas city, nebraska, america ...
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The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspense, factual, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, winter, crimes, kidnapping, psychopath, manhunt, sexual predator, rapist, drug overdose, rape and murder, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, boston
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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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, escape, fugitives, prison life, determination, confined, scheme, conspiracy, fbi, self sacrifice, siblings relations, brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, texas, usa
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One for the Money (2012)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unemployed lingerie buyer convinces her bail bondsman cousin to give her a shot as a bounty hunter. Her first assignment is to track down a former cop on the run for murder – the same man who broke her heart years before. With the help of some ...
Style: romantic, humorous, exciting, entertaining, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: strong female character, strong female lead, escapades, bounty hunter, romance, crimes, investigation, battle of the sexes, runaway, couples, verbal byplay, private investigator ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Australia, UK, Canada
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. ...
Style: dark fantasy, fairy tale, funny, exciting, absurd ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: pirate, ship, sea, swashbuckler, fantasy world, sailboat, sea battle, ghost, jungle, ocean, treasure hunt, runaway ...
Time: 18th century
Place: caribbean
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Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 129 min.
Story: One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their mind-bending spectacles, the Four Horsemen resurface only to find themselves face to face with a new enemy who enlists them to pull off their most dangerous heist yet.
Style: entertaining, surprise ending, suspense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, illusionist, magic, con artists, con men, technology, manipulation, magician, cheating, chase, police investigation, runaway ...
Time: year 1984, 2010s, 80s
Place: london, las vegas, tower bridge london, macau, new york ...
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Jason Bourne (2016)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The most dangerous former operative of the CIA is drawn out of hiding to uncover hidden truths about his past.
Style: suspense, exciting, captivating, intense, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: spy, chase, espionage, rogue agent, cia agent, black ops, tough guy, cia, assassin, gunfight, lone hero, amnesia ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, 90s, year 2016, 2000s
Place: las vegas, greece, london, athens greece, rome italy ...
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Baby Driver (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Music, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Style: stylized, twists and turns, suspense, entertaining, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heist, robbery, bank robbery, chase, car chase, car, organized crime, pig, sign language, crime boss, waitress, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, year 1998, 2010s, 20th century, 90s
Place: atlanta, north america, usa, atlanta georgia
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I Am Number Four (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, India
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly ...
Style: exciting, serious, romantic, suspenseful, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: supernatural romance, supernatural, supernatural ability, good versus evil, youth, alien, young heroes, teenage love, friendship, super strength, high school, heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, africa, florida
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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, witty, entertaining, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, cia, secret agents, chase, female spy, mercenary, secret service, ex cia agent, kidnapping, gunfight, hitman, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new orleans, kansas city, kansas, langley virginia ...
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Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, organized crime, chase, protector, ex military, gunfight, mafia, martial arts, kidnapping, bodyguard, on the run, tough heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, north america, brooklyn new york city
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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: tense, suspense, atmospheric, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: vengeance, revenge, cowboy, bounty hunter, old west, adventure, gunfight, justice, determination, texas ranger, murder, runaway ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 20th century
Place: arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california, usa
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Fast Five (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
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: entertaining, twists and turns, exciting, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: car chase, heist, chase, car race, car, street racing, organized crime, tough heroes, freedom, on the run, favela, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, tokyo, latin america, south america ...
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Private Parts (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Teenage runaway Cheryl splits from Ohio and ends up in Los Angeles staying at an old rundown hotel full of weirdos. The weirdest of all is George and he has a crush on Cheryl.
Style: slasher, allegory, twists and turns, sexy, scary ...
Plot: voyeurism, runaway, virgin, rat, peeping tom, electric shock, alcoholic, aunt niece relationship, photographer, incestuous desire, female friendship, electrocution ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, usa
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The Promised Neverland (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
TV show
Story: The one adored as the mother is not the real parent. The people living here together are not actual siblings. The Gracefield House is where orphaned children live. An irreplaceable home where 38 siblings and Mom live happy lives, even with no blood ...
Style: touching, captivating, tense, suspenseful, dark fantasy ...
Plot: adventure, murder, friendship, hopes, death, survival, betrayal, family, demon, vengeance, dishonesty, runaway ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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Original Sin (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
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, romantic, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sex, obsession, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, passion, passionate sex, couple relations, erotica, desire, seduction, love, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 20th century
Place: cuba, argentina, new orleans, latin america, morocco ...
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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: shoujo, captivating, exciting, fairy tale, sincere ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, friendship, love and romance, youth, royal family, prince, snow white, destiny, female protagonist, rich, king, good versus evil ...
Place: asia
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The Lion King (1994)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A young lion cub named Simba can't wait to be king. But his uncle craves the title for himself and will stop at nothing to get it.
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, inspirational ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, teens, girls' night
Plot: disney, friendship, lion, family, adventure, betrayal, talking animals, jungle, good versus evil, love, pride and honor, prince ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa
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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, teen drama
Plot: teenager, supernatural ability, superhero, youth, superhero team, runaway, superheroine, friendship, parents and children, high school, super villain, good versus evil ...
Place: los angeles
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