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, captivating, suspense, suspenseful, clever and tense films and TV shows about / with runaway, chase, storytelling, murder, mentor, dialogue, culture clash, brutality, escape and gun plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
runaway movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as runaway: The Kings of Summer (2013), Papillon (1973), Safe Haven (2013), Rain Man (1988), Marvel's Runaways (2017), The Frozen Ground (2013), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), Fast Five (2011), Please Stand By (2017), The Last Seduction (1994).

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: sentimental, touching, humorous, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: coming of age, teenagers, off the grid, runaway, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle change, self discovery, choice, rebelliousness, overbearing parent, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, california, tokyo
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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, runaway, prison life, false accusation, criminal heroes, life sentence, solitary, escape attempt, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: latin america, atlantic ocean
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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, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, love and romance, starting over, fall in love, single father, abusive husband, domestic violence, small town life, haunted by the past, love triangle, power of love, choice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, boston, south carolina, new jersey ...
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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, runaway, siblings relations, brother brother relationship, greed, family relations, yuppie, self discovery, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, california, cincinnati ohio, usa, texas ...
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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
Plot: teenager, youth, supernatural ability, runaway, superhero team, superheroine, super villain, friendship, superhero, parents and children, good versus evil, love and romance ...
Place: los angeles
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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, suspenseful, serious, enigmatic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, rapist, sexual predator, kidnapping, psychopath, crimes, manhunt, winter, rape, escape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, boston
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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, funny ...
Plot: adventure, prison escape, obsessive quest, on the run, runaway, small town, creativity, prophecy, criminal heroes, seduction, treasure hunt, country music ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1937
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, southern usa
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Fast Five (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Brazil, Japan
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: exciting, suspenseful, entertaining, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: car chase, heist, chase, street racing, car race, on the run, car, tough heroes, fbi, favela, freedom, one last job ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america, monaco ...
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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, light, semi serious
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, star trek, runaway, manuscript, sister sister relationship, road trip, self discovery, search, female protagonist, police officer, pet dog, contest ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, san francisco, usa, oakland california, 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, neo noir, sexual, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: femme fatale, betrayal, money, couples, crime, small town, dishonesty, crimes, cons and scams, runaway, bitch, power relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, dallas texas, iraq, chicago illinois ...
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Peninsula (2020)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A soldier and his team battle hordes of post-apocalyptic zombies in the wastelands of the Korean Peninsula
Style: apocalyptic, macabre, bloody, suspense, tense ...
Plot: zombie apocalypse, zombie, post apocalypse, brutality, living dead, survival, runaway, death, army, money, car chase, catastrophe ...
Time: 2020s
Place: busan, south korea, korea, hong kong
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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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: one man army, revenge, frame up, murder, on the run, kidnapping, framed for murder, runaway, chase, crimes, graphic violence, confined ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, california, malibu california ...
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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, terrorist, terrorism, runaway, new year's eve, showdown, conspiracy, assassin, chase, betrayal, on the run, hitman ...
Place: london, new york, big ben london, afghanistan, scotland yard
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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, atmospheric, suspense, romantic ...
Plot: dangerous attraction, femme fatale, passion, obsession, desire, couple relations, passionate sex, love and romance, seduction, sex, runaway, erotic thriller ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, morocco, havana cuba, delaware ...
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The Lobster (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Ireland, UK, Greece, France, Netherlands, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.
Style: surreal, ironic, clever, absurd, artsy ...
Plot: absurdism, distopia, hotel, love, society, manhunt, suicide attempt, blindness, hunting, punishment, life, runaway ...
Time: 2010s, near future, future
Place: greece, hellas
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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
Plot: prison, escape, prison life, fugitives, determination, confined, fbi, scheme, self sacrifice, conspiracy, manhunt, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Follows a young boy who runs away from home in the search of his estranged mother.
Style: thought provoking, road movie, captivating, psychological, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: teenage protagonist, runaway, father son relationship, mother and son, teenager, social outcast, teen angst, troubled youth, estranged mother, family relations, society, search for mother ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york, pennsylvania
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Blind Spot (2002)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three strangers are drawn together in search of Darcy, a man they all love who has been involved with some nasty underworld business.
Style: neo noir, touching, suspenseful, captivating, suspense
Plot: beating, gay teenager, disappearance, missing person, seduction, journey, search, unrequited love, hallucination, coming of age, stolen identity, loss of innocence ...
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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, fairy tale, exciting, enigmatic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: adventure, love and romance, prince, friendship, snow white, youth, destiny, royal family, king, rich, runaway, hidden identity ...
Place: asia
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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: exciting, romantic, humorous, semi serious, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: strong female character, bounty hunter, strong female lead, battle of the sexes, escapades, investigation, crimes, disorder, romance, frame up, verbal byplay, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
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Oliver Twist (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, UK, Czech Republic, 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, touching, sentimental, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: child abuse, orphan, redemption, kidnapping, friendship, thief, orphanage, injustice, lifestyle, danger, runaway, poverty ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1830s, 1930s, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england
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The Promised Neverland (2019)
Genre: Animation, 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: dark fantasy, touching, tense, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, survival, murder, death, adventure, hopes, demon, distopia, farming, betrayal, vengeance, danger ...
Time: future
Place: japan
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Sky Rojo (2021)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 31 min.
TV show
Story: On the run from their pimp and his henchmen, three women embark on a wild and crazy journey in search of freedom.
Style: captivating, exciting, tense
Plot: prostitute, runaway, money, criminal, freedom, fugitives, escapades, on the run, escape attempt, troubled past, women, gang ...
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The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Country: Sweden, Russia, UK, France, Spain, Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.
Style: feel good, semi serious, absurd, non-linear, entertaining ...
Plot: adventure, retirement home, escapades, comedy of errors, runaway, aging, wanted, chase, deadpan, starting over, sarcasm, old man ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, spain, russia, soviet union, eastern europe ...
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The Predator (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 107 min.
Story: From the outer reaches of space to the small-town streets of suburbia, the hunt comes home. Now, the universe’s most lethal hunters are stronger, smarter and deadlier than ever before, having genetically upgraded themselves with DNA from other ...
Style: exciting, tense, psychotronic, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: alien, hunter, alien monster, predator, hunting, massacre, machismo, warrior, military, alien invasion, fear, space battle ...
Time: 2010s, 20th century
Place: georgia, xian, mexico
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Dreamland (2019)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Amid the dust storms and economic depression of Dust Bowl Era Oklahoma, Eugene Evans finds his family farm on the brink of foreclosure. Discovering fugitive bank robber Allison Wells hiding in his small town, he is torn between claiming the bounty ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, serious, intense
Plot: runaway, bank robber, bank robbery, bounty hunter, bullet wound, sandstorm, drought, society, escapades, bankruptcy, heist, chases and races ...
Time: year 1935
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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, philosophical, futuristic, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: distopia, future dystopia, society, utopia, youth, life is a bitch, teaching the ways of the world, rebelliousness, destiny, danger, human nature, fighting the system ...
Time: future
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Hot Pursuit (2015)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An uptight by-the-book cop must protect the widow of a drug boss from crooked cops and gunmen.
Style: not serious, exciting, humorous, funny, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: on the run, odd couple, mafia, police corruption, friendship, policewoman, chase, danger, shooting, organized crime, fugitives, drug cartel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: texas, 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, punishment, rebelliousness, dignity, prison life, escape attempt, death, loss of parent, convict, respect ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: florida, southern usa
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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: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, tense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: old west, vengeance, cowboy, adventure, bounty hunter, tough heroes, gunfight, partners, shooting, hunt down, revenge, sheriff ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 1800s, 20th century, 1900s
Place: usa, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, california
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