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, serious, realistic, tense, clever and suspenseful films and TV shows about / with runaway, storytelling, murder, mentor, dialogue, chase, life philosophy, culture clash, escape and redemption plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
runaway movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as runaway: Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), They Have Escaped (2014), Please Stand By (2017), Stonehearst Asylum (2014), Oliver Twist (2005), Marvel's Runaways (2017), Papillon (1973), A Perfect World (1993), Safe Haven (2013), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000).

List of runaway movies

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, atmospheric ...
Plot: hippie, runaway, haunted by the past, society, life is a bitch, estrangement, paranoia, cult, sister sister relationship, socially awkward, cult leader, mind control ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, new york state, california
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They Have Escaped (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Finland, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two troubled youths break out of their halfway house and make their way to one's home.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, touching, tense ...
Plot: youth, teenager, runaway, rebelliousness, fall in love, teenage love, cross country, rebellion, danger, love and romance, juvenile delinquency, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland
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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, sister sister relationship, manuscript, runaway, road trip, search, female protagonist, pet dog, police officer, contest, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa, oakland california, california
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Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A Harvard Medical School graduate takes a position at a mental institution and soon becomes obsessed with a female mental patient, but he has no idea of a recent and horrifying staffing change.
Style: twist ending, twists and turns, gothic, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, mental patient, insanity, twists & turns, runaway, infatuation, doctors and patients, doctor patient relationship, uncover truth, escape, love ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: england, usa, tuscany, london
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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, serious, sentimental, touching, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphan, orphanage, redemption, kidnapping, friendship, thief, runaway, injustice, boarding school life, lifestyle, boarding school ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england
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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: superhero team, super villain, friendship, teenager, youth, parents and children, supernatural ability, runaway, good versus evil, high school, love and romance, alien ...
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, suspense, inspirational ...
Plot: prison escape, prison, human spirit, false accusation, criminal heroes, life sentence, prison life, solitary, escape attempt, adventure, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
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: road movie, touching, sincere, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, prison escape, friendship, fugitives, runaway, manhunt, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, prison, classic car ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, austin texas, california
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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, 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, obsession, single father, love triangle, power of love ...
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, small town, creativity, prophecy, prison escape, ex spouse, criminal heroes, ex husband, runaway, seduction ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1937
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
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Dead Man (1995)
Genre: Adventure, 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, captivating, bleak, tense, offbeat ...
Plot: gunfight, native americans, cowboy, sheriff, wilderness, transformation, bounty hunter, murder, journey, runaway, hallucination, small town ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: usa, england, cleveland ohio, pacific ocean
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Crossroads (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Cult classic starring Ralph Macchio as a want-to-be blues guitar virtuoso who seeks a long-lost song by legendary musician Robert Johnson.
Style: captivating, road movie, light, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: blues, on the road, deal with the devil, music, friends, musician's life, obsessive quest, lifestyle, ambition, runaway, supernatural, mentor ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: mississippi, usa, new york, 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, power relations, bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, iraq, dallas texas ...
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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, uplifting, road movie, touching, captivating ...
Plot: autism, road trip, redemption, mentally challenged, siblings relations, greed, unlikely friendships, yuppie, runaway, self discovery, brother brother relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: las vegas, california, texas, missouri, usa ...
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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, loss of parent, convict, respect, death of parent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s
Place: florida, southern usa
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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: embassy, terrorism, terrorist, new year's eve, conspiracy, betrayal, runaway, revenge, disguise, secret service, microscope, death ...
Place: london, new york, big ben london, afghanistan, scotland yard
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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: evil alien, teenage love, power of love, romance, love and romance, youth, true love, apocalypse, vestiges of humanity, invasion, survival, self sacrifice ...
Time: future
Place: usa, paris france
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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: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, obsession, desire, couple relations, passion, passionate sex, love and romance, sex, murder, false identity, crime ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s
Place: cuba, latin america, delaware, morocco, havana cuba ...
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FBI: Most Wanted (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Duration: 45 min.
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: captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: fbi, runaway, task force, criminal, murder, crimes, chase, society, danger, fbi agent
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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, crimes, investigation, injustice, maniac, revenge, rivalry, murderer, murder, politics, immorality, danger ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea, north korea, busan
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The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent's crimes to protect the late attorney's reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years later, Batman ...
Style: exciting, bleak, twists and turns, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: heroes, superhero, good versus evil, secret identity, batman, chaos and mayhem, explosion, double life, police detective, tragic villain, disguise, terrorist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, pentagon, italy
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Terminator Genisys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyborgs, time travel, man versus machine, androids and robots, post apocalyptic, post apocalypse, chase, time paradox, danger, heroes, artificial intelligence, killer robot ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2020s, 20th century, 2010s ...
Place: los angeles, san francisco
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The Endless Trench (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France, Canada
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Higinio and Rosa have only been married for a few months when the Civil War breaks out, representing a serious threat to his life. Helped by his wife, they decide to use a hole dug into their own home as a provisional hiding place. The fear of ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: hiding place, spanish civil war, political repression, small village, neighbor neighbor relationship, runaway, secret, revenge, delusion, assassination, fear, snitch ...
Time: year 1936, year 1943, year 1963, year 1945, year 1969
Place: andalusia, spain
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Operation Finale (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In 1960, a team of Israeli secret agents is deployed to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust, supposedly hidden in Argentina, and get him to Israel to be judged.
Style: based on true events, ambiguous ending, tense, cerebral, thought provoking ...
Plot: war criminal, mossad, nazi, manhunt, chase, runaway, secret agents, jewish, mission, life risking, period piece, secret mission ...
Time: 60s, year 2005, year 1954, year 1939, year 1945 ...
Place: argentina, israel, tel aviv israel, austria, germany ...
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The Promised Neverland (2019)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
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: captivating, suspenseful, tense, touching, rough ...
Plot: distopia, friendship, hopes, murder, escapades, survival, danger, runaway, dark fantasy, adventure, mutilation, vengeance ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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Hardcore Henry (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA, China
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through ...
Style: exciting, stylized, intense, twists and turns, bloody ...
Plot: stylized violence, cyborgs, murder, car chase, chase, violence, runaway, gunfight, fight scenes, mad scientist, gore, conspiracy ...
Time: near future
Place: russia, moscow russia
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The Fugitive (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Wrongfully accused of murdering his wife, Richard Kimble escapes from the law in an attempt to find her killer and clear his name. Pursuing him is a team of U.S. marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard, a determined detective who will not rest until ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: frame up, manhunt, escape, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, on the run, betrayal, fugitives, framed for murder, neo noir, doctor, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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Mud (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Two teenage boys encounter a fugitive and make a pact to help him escape from an island in the Mississippi.
Style: atmospheric, touching, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage boy, river, unlikely friendships, human relationship, unfulfillment, ex convict, lake or river, drifter, boat, runaway ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arkansas, usa, mississippi
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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, suspenseful, touching, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, teenage love, youth, young heroes, danger, friendship, supernatural, supernatural romance, good versus evil, heroes, teenage life, space and aliens ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa, africa, florida
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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: realistic, psychological, touching, atmospheric, serious
Audience: teens
Plot: isolation, in the woods, off the grid, escapades, youth, losing-it hero, runaway, child in peril, coming of age, fear, single mother, child protagonist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new york state
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