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, visually appealing, exciting and intense films and TV shows about / with escape, runaway, violence, murder, death, chase, storytelling, dialogue, danger and survival plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
escape movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as escape: The Island (2005), The Bourne Identity (2002), The Fugitive (1993), Prison Break (2005), Cube (1997), The Way Back (2010), The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019), No Country for Old Men (2007), The Darkest Minds (2018), The Handmaiden (2016).

List of escape movies

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, clones, life is a bitch, genetics, on the run, fish out of water ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: los angeles
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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, intense, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, escape, secret agents, political thriller, on the run, tough heroes, assassin, amnesia, uncover truth, cia, car chase, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, langley virginia, hamburg germany, switzerland ...
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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: manhunt, frame up, escape, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, on the run, betrayal, framed for murder, fugitives, doctor, corruption, death sentence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, illinois
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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: tense, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, prison life, fugitives, escape, confined, scheme, fbi, self sacrifice, chases and races, manhunt, fighting the system, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, survival, trap, maze, captivity, trapped, escape, danger, death, mathematics, mysterious place, parallel world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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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: survival, freedom, wilderness, journey, prison escape, escape, world war two, gulag, pow, danger, russian, human spirit ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, siberia ...
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The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
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, sincere, touching, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: down syndrome, escape, wrestling, raft, friendship, follow your dream, adventure, retirement home, criminal, second chance, on the run, runaway ...
Place: north carolina, florida
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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: tense, bleak, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: neo noir, greed, death, hitman, crimes, peril, human nature, sheriff, psychopath, escape, shooting, track down ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, mexico, usa, latin america
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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: super powers, post apocalypse, telekinesis, superhuman powers, mind control, good versus evil, love and romance, soldier, escape, danger, kidnapping, friendship ...
Time: near future
Place: virginia
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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, tense, melancholic, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian sex, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, lesbianism, lesbian, lesbian love, seduction, escape, inheritance, lust, jealousy, maid ...
Time: 1930s
Place: japan, south korea, tokyo
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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, escape attempt, punishment, death, convict, human spirit, loss of parent, respect ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s, 1950s
Place: florida, 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: chicken, freedom, escape, adventure, farm, birds, heroic mission, against the odds, verbal byplay, confined, friends, danger ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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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: serious, sentimental, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, false accusation, chase, murder, police, prison, judge, life turned upside down, daring rescue, life is a bitch, crimes, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, captivating, suspense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, world war two, island, adventure, chase, archaeologist, soldier, war, daring rescue, danger, survival, military ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: greece, europe, balkan
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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, apocalypse, adventure, imaginary, maze, isolation, memory loss, trapped, youth, society, young heroes, danger ...
Time: future
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Black and White Love (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Ferhat is a hitman working for his criminal uncle. Aslı is a young and idealistic doctor. One day, their roads crossed in the most unexpected way: Aslı is forced to operate on a man that Ferhat had shot.
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, sentimental, light ...
Plot: forced marriage, power of love, jealousy, fake marriage, strong female character, self sacrifice, abduction, marriage, impossible love, doctor, escape, opposites attract ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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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: psychological, serious, stylized, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: escape, jazz, femme fatale, murder, women's prison, dangerous attraction, couples, dishonesty, prison life, love and romance, destructive relationship, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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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, rough, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, heroes, prison life, fighting the system, rebellion, mind control, heroic mission, rescue, androids and robots, danger, captivity ...
Time: future, year 2017, 80s
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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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, false accusation, fugitives, chase, manhunt, danger, adventure, rescue, captivity, prison life, warden ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america, ireland, boston
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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, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, vietnam war, friendship, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, anti war, confined, friends, character change, hunting, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, pennsylvania, usa ...
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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, adventure, friendship, escape, imaginary, escapades, objects come to life, peril, friends, getting home, computer animation, grownups ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ohio
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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, talking animals, island, lion, rescue, jungle, adventure, escape, journey, wilderness, animal life, hippopotamus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, antarctica, new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
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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, suspenseful, rough, semi serious, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, world war two, battles, gunfight, explosion, war, survival, partners, adventure, cult, battle zone, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 70s
Place: germany, france, europe
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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, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: prison, escape, murder, romance, life is a bitch, couple relations, confined, love and romance, fall in love, couples, prison warden, adultery ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, australia, canada
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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, suspenseful, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, escape, on the run, frame up, police corruption, police investigation, criminal heroes, revenge, fugitives, tough law enforcer, manhunt, partners ...
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, injury, manhunt, fear, nazism, soldier, depression, loss of friend, occupation, terrorism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, oslo norway, stockholm sweden ...
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The Clone (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil
Duration: 45 min.
Story: O Clone is a Brazilian TV Series/Telenovela that ran on the Rede Globo Network from October 1, 2001 to June 15, 2002, airing 221 episodes.
Style: emotional, romantic, sexy, philosophical, sentimental
Plot: love triangle, marriage, muslim, love, cloning, temptation, escape, forced marriage, jealousy, sin, true love, loveless marriage ...
Place: morocco, brazil
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Escape Room (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Six friends test their intelligence in a game that takes a dark turn.
Style: scary, suspense, brutal, suspenseful
Plot: quest, trapped, survival, danger, escape, death, violence, puzzle, room, friends, game of death, telephone call ...
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Cloverfield (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, 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, suspense, scary, rough, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: giant monster, found footage, quarantine, monster, survival, fear, chaos, destruction, escape, danger, survival horror, skyscraper ...
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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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: surreal, atmospheric, sexy, exciting, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: escape from reality, violence, adventure, sexual abuse, imaginary, alternate reality, survival, lobotomy, confined, escape, child abuse, female assassin ...
Place: vermont
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