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 realistic, melancholic, interesting, clever, stylized and talky films and TV shows about / with runaway, storytelling, mentor, dialogue, catastrophe, friendship, culture clash, redemption, life philosophy and brutality plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
runaway movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as runaway: The Book Thief (2013), Please Stand By (2017), Catch Me If You Can (2002), Marvel's Runaways (2017), Transamerica (2005), The Boy and the Beast (2015), Days of Heaven (1978), Papillon (1973), A Perfect World (1993), Dennis the Menace (1993).

List of runaway movies

The Book Thief (2013)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: While subjected to the horrors of WWII Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. Under the stairs in her home, a Jewish refuge is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, captivating, serious ...
Plot: holocaust, adoption, family secret, nazi germany, life is a bitch, jewish, human spirit, book, nazi, against humanity, runaway, youth ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1939 ...
Place: germany, europe
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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, sentimental, captivating, semi serious, light
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, star trek, runaway, manuscript, road trip, female protagonist, search, sister sister relationship, pet dog, life philosophy, imagination, kindness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, california, oakland california
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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: exciting, clever, suspense, captivating, intense ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: master criminal, prodigy, crime, justice, adventure, special agents, fbi, rise and fall, cat and mouse, manhunt, unlikely criminals, runaway ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: usa, louisiana, france, atlanta georgia, florida ...
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Marvel's Runaways (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: entertaining, tense, captivating, futuristic
Audience: teens
Plot: super villain, superhero team, runaway, friendship, supernatural ability, youth, good versus evil, parents and children, love and romance, high school, superhero, teenager ...
Place: los angeles
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Transamerica (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Bree is about to get a sex change operation that will finally allow her to actually be what she’s already been in her mind for a long time: a transitioned woman. Yet before this happens she suddenly runs into her son who ends up coming for the ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, road movie, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, hidden identity, gender bending, therapist, road trip, on the road, psychiatrist, transsexuality, parent child relationship, cocaine, runaway, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, los angeles, california
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The Boy and the Beast (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Kyuta, a boy living in Shibuya, and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast from Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he's looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his spirit guide. That ...
Style: touching, intense, breathtaking, semi serious, stylized ...
Plot: training, beast, destiny, mentor, friendship, martial arts, father son relationship, runaway, good versus evil, orphan, fantasy world, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Place: japan, tokyo
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Days of Heaven (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In 1910, a Chicago steel worker accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend and little sister to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer. A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish ...
Style: atmospheric, art house, philosophical, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: love triangle, class differences, impossible love, harvest, farmer, farm, society, couple relations, loneliness, love, runaway, frustration ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, turn of the century
Place: texas, usa, chicago illinois
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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: bleak, captivating, tense, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, prison life, false accusation, criminal heroes, prison escape, escape attempt, life is a bitch, hopes, life sentence, low lives, imprisonment ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: atlantic ocean, latin america
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A Perfect World (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Style: touching, sincere, road movie, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, manhunt, fugitives, friendship, criminal heroes, prison escape, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, runaway, prison ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, california
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Dennis the Menace (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Mr. Wilson's ever-present annoyance comes in the form of one mischievous kid named Dennis. But he'll need Dennis's tricks to uncover a collection of gold coins that go missing when a shady drifter named Switchblade Sam comes to town.
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: mischievous children, family, prank, friendship, nothing goes right, neighbor, runaway, criminal, when the parents are away, suburbs, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, serious, touching ...
Plot: hitman, sniper, friendship, mentor, killings, loner, neighbor, partners, loneliness, murder, lone wolves, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Freeway (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Following the arrest of her mother, Ramona, young Vanessa Lutz decides to go in search of her estranged grandmother. On the way, she is given a ride by school counselor Bob Wolverton. During the journey, Lutz begins to realize that Bob is the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, cynical, bloody, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, life is a bitch, prison, disfigurement, crime, police investigation, social decay, runaway, dysfunctional family, brutality, hitchhiker, murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: california, san diego california
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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, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, friendship, runaway, high school, in the woods, teenage life, self discovery, off the grid, disappearance, choice, lifestyle change, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, tokyo
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Out of Sight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if ...
Style: sexy, witty, romantic, entertaining, talky ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: opposites attract, heist, romance, prison escape, sexual tension, bank robbery, outsmarting, criminal heroes, love and romance, career criminal, partners in crime, hot and sexy ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, detroit, florida, miami
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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: melancholic, humorous, road movie, entertaining, surreal ...
Plot: treasure hunt, obsessive quest, on the run, small town, adventure, prophecy, criminal heroes, ex spouse, prison escape, rescue, runaway, creativity ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: mississippi, usa, southern usa
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Chicken Run (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Having been hopelessly repressed and facing eventual certain death at the British chicken farm where they are held, Rocky the american rooster and Ginger the chicken decide to rebel against the evil Mr. and Mrs. Tweedy, the farm's owners. Rocky ...
Style: humorous, funny, light, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, pre-teens
Plot: freedom, escape, chicken, farm, adventure, against the odds, verbal byplay, birds, heroic mission, friends, confined, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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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, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, daring rescue, escapades, self sacrifice, crimes, twists & turns, fbi, runaway, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
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Dead Man (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Western
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: sheriff, gunfight, native americans, wilderness, bounty hunter, murder, transformation, cowboy, journey, small town, runaway, chases and races ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, pacific ocean, cleveland ohio, england
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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: emotional, sentimental, romantic, sweet, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, love and romance, small town, haunted by the past, small town life, obsession, abusive husband, single father, fall in love, love triangle, romance, attempted murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina, boston, san francisco ...
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Hardcore (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A conservative Midwest businessman ventures into the sordid underworld of pornography in California to look for his runaway teenage daughter who is making porno films in the porno pits of Los Angeles.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: pornography, runaway, neo noir, private detective, missing person, father, daughter, missing child, bondage, perversion, parents and children, snuff ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: michigan, california, los angeles, usa, san diego california ...
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The Crossing (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Refugees from a war-torn country start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. Only the country these people are from is America and the war they are fleeing is 250 years in the future. The local sheriff with a past, a federal agent and a ...
Style: captivating, twists and turns, tense, suspense, non-linear
Plot: time travel, super strength, runaway, conspiracy, manhunt, police, adaptation, weapons, investigation, danger, mother daughter relationship, dialogue ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Whatever Works (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Whatever Works explores the relationship between a crotchety misanthrope, Boris and a naïve, impressionable young runaway from the south, Melody. When Melody's uptight parents arrive in New York to rescue her, they are quickly drawn into ...
Style: talky, witty, clever, dark humor, not serious ...
Plot: age difference, marriage, runaway, older man younger woman relationship, dating, love at first sight, limp, chess, suicide attempt, family relations, homosexual, postmodernism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Four beautiful rivals at an invitation-only martial-arts tournament join forces against a sinister threat. Princess Kasumi is an aristocratic warrior trained by martial-arts masters. Tina Armstrong is a wrestling superstar. Helena Douglas is an ...
Style: sexy, exciting, light, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: martial arts, island, ninja, competition, fight, tournament, friendship, contests and competitions, master warrior, adventure, good versus evil, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
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The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, suspenseful, suspense, intense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crime, kidnapping, hunting, psychopath, strip club, escape, confession, prostitute, drug overdose, winter ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: alaska, usa, boston
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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: humorous, dark humor, feel good, funny, idiotic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: mischievous children, adoption, disorder, kidnapping, troublemaker, orphanage, parents and children, friends, best friends, chase, runaway, serial killer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
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Manny & Lo (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A pregnant teen and her younger sister run away from foster homes and kidnap a woman whom they believe can help with the pregnancy.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, runaway, on the road, orphan, sex, police, dream, robbery, pregnancy, store, human nature, teenager ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
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Bad Company (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Jeff Bridges stars as young con man named Jake Rumsey in this highly original Western. After Drew Dixon (Barry Brown), an upright young man, is sent west by his religious family to avoid being drafted into the Civil War, he drifts across the land ...
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, atmospheric, rough ...
Plot: betrayal, runaway, marshal, loyalty, american civil war, innocence lost, on the road, americana, dishonesty, partners, society, gang ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: usa, tokyo, texas, ireland
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Patema Inverted (2013)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In an underground world where tunnels extend everywhere, even though they live in dark and confined spaces, people wear protective clothes and lead quiet and enjoyable lives. Patema, a princess in her underground village, loves to explore the ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, sentimental, twist ending, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: escapades, imaginary kingdom, love and romance, friendship, runaway, fighting the system, culture clash, post apocalypse, adventure, steampunk, conspiracy, school ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
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Savannah Smiles (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The young daughter of a politician runs away due to lack of attention. She hides in the car of two not too bright crooks who are slowly converted into parent figures as the police web closes down on the supposed kidnappers.
Style: touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, runaway, neglect, ransom, police, politician, family, fugitives, adventure, young heroes, parents and children, custody ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, 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: uplifting, touching, captivating, road movie, sincere ...
Plot: autism, mentally challenged, siblings relations, redemption, road trip, greed, on the road, brother brother relationship, self discovery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, character study, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, cincinnati ohio, missouri, usa, texas ...
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