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 suspense, exciting, intense, suspenseful, interesting and surprise ending films and TV shows about / with escape, dialogue, chase, survival, storytelling, betrayal, mentor, violence, catastrophe and death plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as escape: Prison Break (2005), The Bourne Identity (2002), The Fugitive (1993), Searching (2018), No Country for Old Men (2007), Chicken Run (2000), The Island (2005), I Am Legend (2007), Leatherface (2017), First Blood (1982).

List of escape movies

 8.4
 413K
Prison Break (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: suspenseful, tense, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, fugitives, prison life, confined, chases and races, manhunt, escape, fbi, scheme, fighting the system, brother, wrongful imprisonment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic
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, twists and turns, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the run, tough heroes, escape, amnesia, assassin, uncover truth, car chase, haunted by the past, spy, cia, foot chase, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, barcelona spain, hamburg germany, langley virginia, europe ...
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 7.8
 237K
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, frame up, protagonist as suspect, on the run, uncover truth, fugitives, betrayal, escape, death sentence, framed for murder, corruption, doctor ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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 7.7
 78K
Searching (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Russia, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: After his 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a desperate father breaks into her laptop to look for clues to find her. A thriller that unfolds entirely on computer screens.
Style: surprise ending, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: missing person, missing child, escape, loneliness, parents and children, disappearance, social media, missing daughter, determination, presumed dead, search and rescue, attempted murder ...
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No Country for Old Men (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
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: tense, rough, bleak, serious, suspense ...
Plot: track down, crimes, hitman, psychopath, human nature, peril, shooting, escape, death, violence spree, plan gone awry, chases and races ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
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 7.0
 158K
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, escape, chicken, 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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 6.9
 283K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Romance, 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, serious, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cloning, island, technology gone awry, escape, fugitives, future dystopia, lookalikes, genetics, on the run, warrior, chases and races, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
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 7.2
 611K
I Am Legend (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Robert Neville is a scientist who was unable to stop the spread of the terrible virus that was incurable and man-made. Immune, Neville is now the last human survivor in what is left of New York City and perhaps the world. For three years, Neville ...
Style: suspenseful, atmospheric, scary, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, future dystopia, zombie, plague, loneliness, danger, heroes, chaos, isolation, experiment, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, near future, 2010s, year 2012
Place: new york, usa, vermont, manhattan new york city
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 5.0
 15K
Leatherface (2017)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young nurse is kidnapped by a group of violent teens who escape from a mental hospital and take her on the road trip from hell. Pursued by an equally deranged lawman out for revenge, one of the teens is destined for tragedy and horrors that will ...
Style: suspense, bleak, rough, brutal
Plot: chainsaw, violence, murder, escape, extreme violence, chainsaw murder, masked villain, revenge, fear, face mask, countryside, panic ...
Time: year 1955, year 1965, 1950s
Place: texas
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 7.7
 194K
First Blood (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When former Green Beret John Rambo is harassed by local law enforcement and arrested for vagrancy, the Vietnam vet snaps, runs for the hills and rat-a-tat-tats his way into the action-movie hall of fame. Hounded by a relentless sheriff, Rambo ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, manhunt, lone wolves, soldier, tough heroes, small town, danger, ex military, humiliation, police brutality, deadly, survival ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, usa
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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A stranger stumbles into the desert town of Absolution with no memory of his past and a futuristic shackle around his wrist. With the help of mysterious beauty Ella and the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde, he finds himself leading an unlikely posse of ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, stylized, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: evil alien, ufo, sheriff, alien, spacecraft, escape, cowboy, outlaw, small town, danger, gunfight, chaos ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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 6.8
 372K
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, apocalypse, adventure, isolation, trapped, young heroes, danger, imaginary, youth, maze, on the run ...
Time: future
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 6.1
 214K
Sucker Punch (2011)
Genre: Action, 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: stylized, surreal, sexy, serious, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escape, imaginary, escape from reality, imagination, violence, lobotomy, robot, brothel, adventure, confined, danger, therapist ...
Place: vermont
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The Great Escape (1963)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 172 min.
Story: The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocates them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, serious, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, freedom, escape, motorcycle, chase, barbed wire, prison guard, optimism, uniform, prisoner, war, claustrophobia ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: germany, switzerland, alps, europe, poland
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 8.3
 648K
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: humorous, touching, feel good, witty, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, adventure, escape, friends, toys, imaginary, college, toy, toy comes to life, teddy bear, hostage, getting home ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kindergarten, ohio
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 7.3
 184K
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, futuristic, suspenseful, surreal, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, survival, captivity, maze, trap, death, mathematics, violence, parallel world, danger, insanity, escape ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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 7.3
 10K
Emerald City (2016)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: A modern reimagining of the stories that lead to 'The Wizard of Oz'.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, breathtaking, twists and turns
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: wizard of oz, fantasy world, witch, escape, magic, vengeance, evil witch, rescue, escapades, dishonesty, unlikely couple, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana must team up with Marcus Brody, Sallah and Elsa Schneider to follow in his father's footsteps and stop the Nazis from recovering the ...
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, tense, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, holy grail, map, adventurer, artifact, escape, father son relationship, diary, nazi, courage, underwater ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 30s, year 1938
Place: germany, israel, mine, venice, usa ...
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 7.0
 340K
Cloverfield (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, monster, chaos, quarantine, giant monster, found footage, danger, skyscraper, escape, destruction, monster terrorizes city, survival horror ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 273K
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
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: epic, bleak, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, friendship, vietnam war, innocence lost, russian roulette, deer hunting, vietnam veteran, party, friend, wedding, suicide, war ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
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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, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: resistance, escape, idealism, terrorism, train, bomb, saboteur, war, adventure, soldier, manhunt, occupation ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, oslo norway, finland ...
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 6.5
 299K
The Expendables (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Barney Ross leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas, a martial arts expert, heavy weapons specialist, demolitionist, and a loose-cannon sniper. When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church ...
Style: exciting, semi serious, humorous, bloody, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, sniper, martial arts, chase, heroic mission, gunfight, escape, master warrior, partners, fist fighting, blood, fight scenes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: latin america, somalia
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 7.3
 99K
The Way Back (2010)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: USA, United Arab Emirates, Poland
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: epic, realistic, serious, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: escape, survival, gulag, danger, wilderness, communism, priest, on the road, freedom, camp, russian, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, india, asia, himalaya, china ...
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 6.9
 313K
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: humorous, feel good, funny, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: friendship, island, rescue, jungle, adventure, danger, animal life, giraffe, zebra, hippopotamus, lion, wilderness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, antarctica, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 4.7
 18K
IO (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As a young scientist searches for a way to save a dying Earth, she finds a connection with a man who's racing to catch the last shuttle off the planet.
Style: exciting, thought provoking, bleak, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: survival, exodus, escape, scientist, fate of humanity, distant planet, save the world, extinction, science, destruction, colonization, post apocalypse
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The Shape of Water (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
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: fairy tale, ambiguous ending, biting, romantic, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: cold war, love story, sign language, scientist, supernatural, laboratory, creature, interspecies romance, female full frontal nudity, escape, rescue, captive ...
Time: 1960s, year 1962
Place: baltimore, soviet union, pittsburgh, united states, maryland
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 7.4
 285K
The Rock (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 ...
Style: exciting, serious, tense, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, fbi, marines, terrorism, alcatraz, chases and races, hostages, prison, commander, escape, hostage situation, island ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, san francisco, california
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 6.6
 97K
Nerve (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico, has had it with living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee decides to sign up for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as she finds ...
Style: exciting, suspense, romantic, entertaining, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: danger, rivalry, internet, party, deception, technology, game, courage, smartphone, adaptation, escape, theft ...
Time: 2010s
Place: seattle washington, new york
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Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, ...
Style: intense, exciting, comic, humorous, surprise ending ...
Plot: superhero, disagreement, revenge, brainwashing, ex soldier, costumed hero, female warrior, supernatural power, flying man, teamwork, teenage hero, escape ...
Time: 1990s, year 1991, 2010s
Place: bucharest, siberia, romania, vienna, africa ...
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The Hunter's Prayer (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An assassin forges an unlikely partnership with one of his targets: a woman seeking revenge for the murder of her family.
Style: suspense, surprise ending
Plot: escape, survival, drug addict, assassin, betrayal, teenage girl, planned murder, escape attempt, tough guy, mansion, evil man, arson ...
Time: 2010s
Place: switzerland, france, england
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