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, clever, suspense, stylized and interesting films and TV shows about / with runaway, storytelling, dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, brutality, culture clash, adaptation, friendship and childhood plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK 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), Papillon (1973), A Perfect World (1993), Leon: The Professional (1994), Freeway (1996), The Kings of Summer (2013), Out of Sight (1998).
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Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Biography, Crime, Drama
USA, Canada
141 min.
Leon: The Professional (1994)
Crime, Drama, Thriller
110 min.
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The Crossing (2018)
Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
42 min.
Cats and Peachtopia (2018)
Animation, Adventure, Comedy
105 min.

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, life is a bitch, human spirit, book, against humanity, runaway, jewish, youth, childhood, nazi germany ...
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, captivating, sentimental, light, semi serious
Audience: teen drama
Plot: star trek, autism, manuscript, runaway, road trip, search, sister sister relationship, female protagonist, pet dog, life philosophy, police officer, kindness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, oakland california, 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, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: master criminal, crime, prodigy, adventure, special agents, fbi, justice, rise and fall, forgery, cat and mouse, manhunt, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: usa, egypt, atlanta georgia, paris france, 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, runaway, superhero team, friendship, parents and children, supernatural ability, youth, good versus evil, high school, love and romance, teenager, superhero ...
Place: los angeles
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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: human spirit, prison life, false accusation, prison, criminal heroes, escape attempt, adventure, hopes, life is a bitch, life sentence, low lives, prison escape ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
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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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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, serious, bleak, touching ...
Plot: hitman, friendship, neighbor, mentor, partners, loner, young heroes, loneliness, sniper, lone wolves, mafia, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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: life is a bitch, serial killer, prison, disfigurement, police investigation, crime, social decay, runaway, parents and children, dysfunctional family, brutality, hitchhiker ...
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, in the woods, runaway, teenage life, high school, self discovery, off the grid, disappearance, choice, lifestyle change, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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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, small town, on the run, 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, chicken, escape, 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
Plot: prison, daring rescue, escapades, self sacrifice, crimes, twists & turns, fbi, runaway, woman in danger, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
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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, touching, romantic, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: starting over, love and romance, small town, haunted by the past, small town life, fall in love, love triangle, abusive husband, single father, attempted murder, obsession, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, south carolina, boston
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Hardcore (1979)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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, bondage, perversion, parents and children, missing person, subculture, missing girl, snuff, daughter ...
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, suspense, tense, non-linear
Plot: time travel, conspiracy, runaway, super strength, manhunt, adaptation, police, flashback, friendship, mother daughter relationship, investigation, danger ...
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, family relations, atheist, love at first sight, dating, limp, older man younger woman relationship, chess, suicide attempt, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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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, serious, realistic, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: police investigation, serial killer, crime, kidnapping, hunting, runaway, psychopath, crimes, strip club, pole dancer, escape, gun ...
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, friends, parents and children, best friends, friendship, chase, runaway ...
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, robbery, sex, police, dream, 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, american civil war, runaway, marshal, loyalty, 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: sentimental, captivating, semi serious, twist ending, colourful ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: imaginary kingdom, escapades, love and romance, friendship, imaginary, runaway, fighting the system, culture clash, post apocalypse, adventure, steampunk, conspiracy ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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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, politician, police, ransom, neglect, family, fugitives, young heroes, adventure, parents and children, custody ...
Time: 80s
Place: salt lake city utah, utah
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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, on the road, redemption, road trip, greed, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, character study, unlikely friendships, yuppie ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: california, missouri, texas, usa, cincinnati ohio ...
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Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, UK, France, Italy
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, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, urban, runaway, orphan, kidnapping, thief, redemption, friendship, chess, apprentice, death sentence, violence ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: london, europe, england
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Train to Busan (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Martial law is declared when a mysterious viral outbreak pushes Korea into a state of emergency. Those on an express train to Busan, a city that has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, must fight for their own survival…
Style: tense, suspense, emotional, bleak, bloody ...
Plot: zombie, quarantine, train, survival, father daughter relationship, violence, self sacrifice, runaway, brutality, unlikely friendships, survival horror, apocalypse ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south korea, korea, seoul
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Anastasia (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get separated. After growing up in an orphanage, ...
Style: touching, exciting, captivating, factual, sweet ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: princess, royal family, adventure, family, cinderella story, memory loss, good versus evil, destiny, childhood, love and romance, fall in love, hopes ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, russia, europe, paris france
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The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, futuristic, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, memory loss, isolation, adventure, apocalypse, trapped, young heroes, imaginary, danger, youth, on the run, society ...
Time: future
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Home (2015)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Earth is taken over by the overly-confident Boov, an alien race in search of a new place to call home, all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy reorganizing the planet. But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid ...
Style: humorous, exciting, light, entertaining, emotional ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, benign alien, family, save the world, imaginary, alien, escapades, alien invasion, danger, odd couple, distant planet ...
Time: contemporary, future, 21st century
Place: usa, cross country, australia, paris france
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The Mask (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch ...
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, light, romantic ...
Audience: teens, date night, family outing
Plot: superhuman powers, double life, superhero, dual identity, gangsters, social misfits, fall in love, love and romance, alter ego, chase, transformation, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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