Escape movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant escape movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspense, suspenseful, realistic, tense and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with escape, runaway, chase, murder, storytelling, dialogue, violence, death, confined and betrayal plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, Canada, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as escape: The Island (2005), Prison Break (2005), The Bourne Identity (2002), The Fugitive (1993), Cube (1997), The Maze Runner (2014), The Darkest Minds (2018), Chicken Run (2000), The Way Back (2010), Madagascar (2005).

List of escape movies

 6.8
 298K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, psychological, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, future dystopia, fugitives, cloning, technology gone awry, island, freedom, distopia, life is a bitch, genetics, on the run, conspiracy ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s, year 2019
Place: los angeles
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 8.3
 466K
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, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, escape, confined, scheme, conspiracy, chases and races, fbi, self sacrifice, manhunt, fighting the system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, escape, secret agents, political thriller, tough heroes, on the run, assassin, one against many, cia, amnesia, uncover truth, black ops ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, hamburg germany, langley virginia, barcelona ...
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 7.8
 264K
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: manhunt, frame up, escape, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, on the run, betrayal, fugitives, framed for murder, neo noir, doctor, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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 7.2
 209K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, clever, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trap, maze, captivity, escape, trapped, death, danger, mathematics, mysterious place, parallel world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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 6.8
 411K
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: twists and turns, exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, maze, apocalypse, imaginary, trapped, society, isolation, memory loss, youth, young heroes, escape ...
Time: future
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The Darkest Minds (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.
Style: romantic, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, telekinesis, super powers, mind control, love and romance, escape, good versus evil, superhuman powers, danger, friendship, teenager, soldier ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
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 7.0
 175K
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, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: escape, chicken, freedom, adventure, birds, bird, farm, talking animals, against the odds, heroic mission, verbal byplay, danger ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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 7.3
 109K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Peter Weir's follow-up to Master & Commander (2003) is the stark & brilliant The Way Back, which takes on the theme of man's struggle for freedom. At the dawn of WWII, several men escape from a Russian gulag. The film ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, bleak, epic ...
Plot: wilderness, freedom, survival, prison escape, journey, escape, gulag, pow, danger, world war two, russian, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, siberia ...
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 6.9
 360K
Madagascar (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before ...
Style: feel good, humorous, entertaining, funny, not serious ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, lion, talking animals, island, jungle, rescue, adventure, escape, journey, wilderness, animal life, giraffe ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, madagascar, antarctica, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck crab fisherman embarks on a journey to get a young man with Down syndrome to a professional wrestling school in rural North Carolina and away from the retirement home where he’s lived for the past two and a half years.
Style: uplifting, touching, sincere, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: down syndrome, escape, wrestling, raft, friendship, follow your dream, adventure, disability, retirement home, criminal, on the run, runaway ...
Place: florida, north carolina
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the ...
Style: bleak, tense, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: neo noir, greed, sheriff, death, hitman, crimes, track down, peril, human nature, psychopath, escape, shooting ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america, el paso texas
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 8.1
 107K
The Handmaiden (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 145 min.
Story: 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. ...
Style: erotic, melancholic, tense, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian sex, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, lesbian, lesbian love, lesbianism, seduction, escape, lust, inheritance, con woman, jealousy ...
Time: 1930s
Place: japan, south korea, tokyo
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 8.1
 159K
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, human spirit, death of parent, respect, loss of parent ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s
Place: florida, southern usa
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 6.0
 228K
Sucker Punch (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.
Style: atmospheric, surreal, exciting, sexy, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: escape from reality, violence, adventure, alternate reality, imaginary, confined, lobotomy, escape, sexual abuse, survival, patient, danger ...
Place: vermont
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Anything for Her (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lisa and Julien are married and lead a happy uneventful life with their son Oscar. But their life radically changes one morning, when the police comes to arrest Lisa on murder charges. She's sentenced to 20 years of prison. Convinced of his ...
Style: sentimental, serious, exciting, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, false accusation, murder, chase, prison, police, judge, life turned upside down, daring rescue, life is a bitch, danger, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, latin america
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Escape to Athena (1979)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, War
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: During the World War II, the prisoners of a German camp in a greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek for an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mountain.
Style: exciting, suspense, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, world war two, island, adventure, chase, archaeologist, soldier, daring rescue, war, danger, survival, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: greece, europe, balkan
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 6.0
 223
Karmen Gei (2001)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama
Country: Senegal, France, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Bizet's Carmen gets a modern adaptation. Seducting, provocating, sensual. All the ingredients for a perfect drama. With her charm, Karmen gets out of many situations.
Style: stylized, psychological, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: escape, jazz, femme fatale, women's prison, murder, dangerous attraction, couples, dishonesty, love and romance, obsession, destructive relationship, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: senegal, africa
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 5.9
 27K
Fortress (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A futuristic prison movie. Protagonist and wife are nabbed at a future US emigration point with an illegal baby during population control. The resulting prison experience is the subject of the movie. The prison is a futuristic one run by a private ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, heroes, prison life, fighting the system, rebellion, rescue, mind control, heroic mission, androids and robots, danger, captivity ...
Time: future, year 2017, 80s
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 6.2
 3K
Breakout (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A bush pilot is hired for $250,000 to go to Mexico to free an innocent prisoner.
Style: suspenseful, light, exciting, entertaining, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, false accusation, fugitives, chase, manhunt, danger, rescue, adventure, prison life, captivity, warden ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland, boston
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 8.1
 307K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 183 min.
Story: A group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in ...
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, rough, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, escape, friendship, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, anti war, confined, friends, character change, hunting, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, usa ...
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 8.3
 745K
Toy Story 3 (2010)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Woody, Buzz, and the rest of Andy's toys haven't been played with in years. With Andy about to go to college, the gang find themselves accidentally left at a nefarious day care center. The toys must band together to escape and return home ...
Style: touching, feel good, funny, witty, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: toys, friendship, adventure, escape, imaginary, escapades, objects come to life, peril, friends, getting home, computer animation, grownups ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ohio
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 5.0
 223
The Escape (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Clayton, at the age of nineteen, is convicted for a crime he did not commit. Ten years afterwards, after having taken all the abuses against him in prison, he decides to escape, without caring about the consequences.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: escape, prison, graphic violence, confined, chase, love and romance, on the run, fugitives, chases and races, adventure, false arrest, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada
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Bangkok Hilton (1989)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 240 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Kat Stanton (Kidman), an Australian woman searching for her father who, whilst travelling back from London to Australia via Thailand, makes friends with Arkie Ragan (Ehlers), a photographer. Kat is tricked into carrying some luggage ...
Style: serious, disturbing, rough, realistic
Plot: prison, smuggling, escape, heroin, injustice, betrayal, interracial relations, prison life, false accusation, life is a bitch, fighting the system, father ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, london, australia ...
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The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An other-worldly story, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962, where a mute janitor working at a lab falls in love with an amphibious man being held captive there and devises a plan to help him escape.
Style: biting, touching, fairy tale, disturbing, ambiguous ending ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: female full frontal nudity, interspecies sex, sign language, laboratory, cold war, escape, creature, healing power, supernatural, interracial friendship, love story, water ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, united states, pittsburgh, usa, maryland ...
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The Inglorious Bastards (1978)
Genre: Action, Adventure, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in Europe during WWII, a group of American soldiers on their way to military prison are beset upon by a German artillery attack, escaping with Switzerland in their sights. Before making it any farther, they volunteer to steal a V2 warhead for ...
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, world war two, battles, gunfight, explosion, war, survival, partners, adventure, cult, escapades, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 70s
Place: germany, france, europe
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 6.1
 3K
Mrs. Soffel (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a true story, Mrs. Soffel is set in Pittsburgh near the dawn of the 20th century. Peter Soffel (Edward Herrmann) is the warden of a top security prison, and his wife Kate (Diane Keaton) often comes by to read the Bible aloud to the ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sweet, light, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, escape, murder, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, confined, couple relations, fall in love, couples, prison warden, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, australia, canada
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 5.7
 5K
Army of One (1993)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Wellman Santee (Dolph Lundgren) a former race car driver, whose livelihood is transporting exotic stolen super cars, is involved, with his partner Eddie, in shoot out, resulting in the deaths of his friend and a highway cop. Santee is framed for the ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, escape, on the run, frame up, police corruption, police investigation, criminal heroes, revenge, tough law enforcer, manhunt, partners, fugitives ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
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Max Manus: Man of War (2008)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Norway, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of ...
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, factual, brutal ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: resistance, world war two, escape, nazism, injury, manhunt, fear, depression, loss of friend, soldier, occupation, terrorism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: norway, europe, scotland, stockholm sweden, finland ...
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 6.5
 111K
The Crazies (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Four friends find themselves trapped in their small hometown after they discover their friends and neighbors going quickly and horrifically insane.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: insanity, plague, infected, quarantine, survival, deadly virus, chaos and mayhem, chaos, danger, bio weapon, isolation, escape ...
Place: iowa, usa, kansas
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