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, talky, clever, visually appealing and interesting films and TV shows about / with runaway, storytelling, mentor, brutality, dialogue, culture clash, catastrophe, friendship, pornography and adaptation plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
runaway movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as runaway: Please Stand By (2017), Leon: The Professional (1994), Wildlike (2014), Moana (2016), Mister Foe (2007), The Cold Lands (2013), The Journey of Natty Gann (1985), Whatever Works (2009), Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), Dennis the Menace (1993).

List of runaway movies

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, runaway, manuscript, star trek, 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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Leon: The Professional (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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, loneliness, friendship, sniper, mentor, dark hero, killings, loner, murder, lone wolves, mafia, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Wildlike (2014)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Mackenzie is sent to live with her uncle in Juneau when her mother can’t care for her anymore. The living situation quickly takes a turn for the worse, and she runs away to rejoin her mother in Seattle. While on her dangerous ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, atmospheric
Plot: runaway teen, nature, wilderness, runaway, camping, grief, uncle niece relationship, road trip, travel, introspection, solitude, adventure ...
Place: alaska, usa
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Moana (2016)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain's daughter's island, she answers the Ocean's call to seek out the demigod to set things right.
Style: entertaining, colourful, touching, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids
Plot: disney, happy ending, island, adventure, ocean, young girl, mythology, destiny, quest, family, magic, runaway ...
Place: pacific ocean, new zealand
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Mister Foe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hallam's talent for spying on people reveals his darkest fears-and his most peculiar desires. Driven to expose the true cause of his mother's death, he instead finds himself searching the rooftops of the city for love.
Style: sentimental, enigmatic, talky, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older woman younger man sex, teenage life, eroticism, parents and children, sexuality, dealing with death, coming of age, suicide, runaway, loneliness, drowning, blackmail ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands, glasgow scotland, edinburgh scotland
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The Cold Lands (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After his mother’s sudden death, a young boy disappears into the deep woods of upstate New York and takes up with an unpredictable and mysterious drifter.
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, atmospheric, serious
Plot: isolation, in the woods, off the grid, escapades, losing-it hero, youth, runaway, coming of age, child protagonist, single mother, fear, loss of mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new york state
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The Journey of Natty Gann (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: America is in the depths of the Great Depression. Families drift apart when faraway jobs beckon. In this masterful, atmospheric adventure, a courageous young girl (Meredith Salenger) confronts overwhelming odds when she embarks on a cross-country ...
Style: touching, feel good, sweet, scenic, entertaining ...
Audience: kids
Plot: adventure, on the road, wolf, family, friendship, hopes, against the odds, custody, youth, missing person, great depression, runaway ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, 80s
Place: usa, colorado, washington state, chicago illinois, california ...
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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: philosophical, romantic, funny, light, cynical ...
Plot: age difference, older man younger woman relationship, marriage, mentor, family relations, suicide attempt, homosexual, love and romance, lifestyle change, unlikely couple, character change, social climbing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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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, captivating ...
Plot: hippie, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, estrangement, society, paranoia, cult, runaway, socially awkward, sister sister relationship, cult leader, mind control ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, 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: feel good, not serious, humorous, entertaining, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, preschoolers
Plot: mischievous children, prank, family, friendship, nothing goes right, when the parents are away, neighbor, runaway, children, criminal, suburbs, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s, future
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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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, cynical, suspenseful, bloody, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, hitchhiker, life is a bitch, disfigurement, prison, crime, brutality, crimes, social decay, murder, runaway, police investigation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, san diego california
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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, realistic, touching, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, runaway, orphan, pregnancy, on the road, robbery, police, sex, dream, coming of age, single parent, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
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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, humorous, semi serious, feel good, nostalgic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, runaway, police, ransom, politician, neglect, family, parents and children, cons and scams, young heroes, family relations, disorder ...
Time: 80s
Place: utah, salt lake city utah, san francisco
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Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, lyrical ...
Plot: aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, oppression, exile, homosexual, poet, gay slur, gay, artist, writer's life, childhood ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, 1960s ...
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba, new york, caribbean
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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, sentimental, touching, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphan, redemption, orphanage, friendship, kidnapping, thief, boarding school life, lifestyle, injustice, boarding school, danger ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england
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The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, 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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, winter, psychopath, kidnapping, pimp, escape, crimes, hunting, confession, prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: alaska, usa, united states, boston
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DOA: Dead or Alive (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK, Germany, Japan, 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: exciting, sexy, humorous, captivating, light ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, boys' night, chick flick
Plot: ninja, martial arts, island, competition, friendship, tournament, fight, contests and competitions, escapades, adventure, master warrior, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hong kong
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Zerwany (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Events are shown from the perspective of a boy (played by Christopher Ciupa ), which surpasses the intelligence and sensitivity of others, is the one who feels and sees more. Lost hero who is trying to find a cruel world. Children's home, ...
Style: compassionate, realistic, rough, serious
Plot: child abuse, orphanage, reformatory, boy, runaway, brutality, juvenile detention, foster parent, kids in trouble, compassion, absent mother, life is a bitch ...
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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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, teenagers, off the grid, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle change, self discovery, choice, rebelliousness, in the woods, overbearing parent, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, california, tokyo
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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: adoption, mischievous children, disorder, troublemaker, kidnapping, parents and children, brat, best friends, friends, orphanage, swearing, chase ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
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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 escape, prison life, criminal heroes, false accusation, escape attempt, adventure, life is a bitch, hopes, life sentence, low lives ...
Time: 1930s, 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
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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: captivating, tense, futuristic, entertaining
Audience: teens
Plot: super villain, superhero team, friendship, supernatural ability, youth, parents and children, runaway, teenager, good versus evil, love and romance, high school, alien ...
Place: los angeles
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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, criminal heroes, fugitives, friendship, manhunt, prison escape, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, prison, classic car ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, austin texas, california
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World Trade Center (2006)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: On September, 11th 2001, after the terrorist attack to the World Trade Center, the building collapses over the rescue team from the Port Authority Police Department. Will Jimeno and his sergeant John McLoughlin are found alive trapped under the ...
Style: emotional, based on true events, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terrorism, survival, september 11 2001, terrorist, marine, trapped, rescue, war on terror, firefighter, race against time, danger, heroic mission ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2001
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, pentagon
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Follow That Bird (1985)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Big Bird is sent to live far from Sesame Street by a pesky social worker. Unhappy, Big Bird runs away from his foster home, prompting the rest of the Sesame Street gang to go on a cross-country journey to find him.
Style: touching, semi serious, feel good, melancholic, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: social worker, adoption, friendship, children, road trip, on the road, barn, restaurant, runaway, male protagonist, little boy, chicken ...
Place: illinois, usa, sesame street
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Out of Sight (1998)
Genre: Comedy, 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, outsmarting, prison escape, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, bank robbery, criminal heroes, hot and sexy, partners in crime, love and romance, robbery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, miami, detroit, florida
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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, treasure hunt, obsessive quest, on the run, small town, creativity, prophecy, ex spouse, criminal heroes, seduction, prison escape, rescue ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1937
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, 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, light, funny, witty, clay animation ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: freedom, adventure, escape, farm, chicken, birds, against the odds, heroic mission, verbal byplay, friends, confined, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, melancholic, realistic ...
Plot: incest, single parent, sexual exploration, parents and children, first sex, teenage life, rebelliousness, innocence lost, island, virginity, commune, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, future
Place: usa, california
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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, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, daring rescue, escapades, self sacrifice, fbi, crimes, twists & turns, runaway, prison escape, vengeance, happy ending, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: florida, israel, new jersey, canada
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