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 exciting, suspense, suspenseful, serious, intense and tense films and TV shows about / with escape, dialogue, death, chase, storytelling, survival, escapades, catastrophe, violence and danger plots mostly in Action, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as escape: Prison Break (2005), The Deer Hunter (1978), The Fugitive (1993), The Bourne Identity (2002), The Way Back (2010), The Island (2005), I Am Legend (2007), The Clone (2001), Sucker Punch (2011), No Country for Old Men (2007).

List of escape movies

 8.4
 425K
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, prison life, fugitives, confined, escape, chases and races, scheme, fbi, manhunt, self sacrifice, fighting the system, determination ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.1
 281K
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: bleak, psychological, emotional, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, friendship, vietnam war, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, confined, character change, anti war, innocence lost, war crime, vietnam veteran ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
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 7.8
 243K
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, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: manhunt, frame up, protagonist as suspect, on the run, uncover truth, escape, betrayal, fugitives, death sentence, doctor, corruption, framed for murder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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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, spy, cia, assassin, car chase, haunted by the past, uncover truth, secret, government agency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, barcelona spain, langley virginia, hamburg germany, europe ...
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 7.3
 101K
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: rough, serious, realistic, epic, bleak ...
Plot: survival, escape, danger, communism, freedom, wilderness, russian, human spirit, convict, prison escape, pow, confined ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: russia, india, himalaya, asia, china ...
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 6.9
 286K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, 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, escape, technology gone awry, fugitives, lookalikes, future dystopia, genetics, paranoia, mercenary, fish out of water, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
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 7.2
 626K
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, exciting, scary, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: apocalypse, survival, plague, zombie, future dystopia, loneliness, heroes, danger, isolation, experiment, chaos, life is a bitch ...
Time: future, 21st century, year 2012, near future, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vermont
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 8.1
 2K
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: romantic, emotional, sentimental, philosophical, sexy
Plot: love triangle, marriage, love, escape, islam, temptation, muslim, sin, cloning, true love, infidelity, religion ...
Place: brazil, morocco
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 6.1
 217K
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: surreal, atmospheric, sexy, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexual abuse, imaginary, escape from reality, confined, adventure, escape, violence, imagination, survival, child abuse, danger, patient ...
Place: vermont
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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, captivating ...
Plot: track down, hitman, crimes, human nature, psychopath, peril, shooting, neo noir, escape, money, death, stolen money ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
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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, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: escape, survival, assassin, tough guy, betrayal, teenage girl, planned murder, innocent person killed, one against many, murder, on the run, foot chase ...
Time: 2010s
Place: england, france, switzerland
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 6.6
 17K
Nightbreed (1990)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity.
Style: gothic, scary, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dark fantasy, supernatural, serial killer, monster, murder, escape, heroic mission, obsessive quest, social misfits, insanity, psychiatrist, hallucination ...
Time: 1990s
Place: canada
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 6.5
 305K
The Expendables (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mercenary, sniper, escape, martial arts, gunfight, chase, partners, master warrior, heroic mission, cia, fist fighting, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: latin america, somalia
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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, rough, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: resistance, escape, idealism, depression, occupation, nervous breakdown, torture, manhunt, loss of friend, soldier, fear, train ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, stockholm sweden, oslo norway ...
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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, chase, motorcycle, soldier, military, disguise, escape attempt, capture, tunnel, swastika ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, switzerland, alps, europe, poland
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 7.0
 348K
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, scary, bleak, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: survival, monster, quarantine, chaos, escape, skyscraper, fear, giant monster, danger, destruction, found footage, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Genre: Action, Adventure
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, escape, artifact, adventurer, courage, underwater, journey, father son relationship, diary ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 30s, year 1938
Place: germany, israel, mine, utah, alps ...
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 8.3
 670K
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: kids, preschoolers, family outing
Plot: friendship, escape, friends, toys, adventure, imaginary, cowboy, peril, dog, teddy bear, toy comes to life, toy ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kindergarten, ohio
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 7.3
 188K
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, trap, maze, danger, mathematics, death, escape, trapped, parallel world, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When Dr. Indiana Jones – the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist – is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime.
Style: exciting, humorous, semi serious, emotional, entertaining ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: treasure hunt, archaeologist, adventure, artifact, ancient, adventurer, escapades, good versus evil, treasure, villain, rivalry, expedition ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: egypt, nepal, himalaya, cairo egypt, usa ...
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 8.5
 702K
Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: During its return to the earth, commercial spaceship Nostromo intercepts a distress signal from a distant planet. When a three-member team of the crew discovers a chamber containing thousands of eggs on the planet, a creature inside one of the eggs ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, frightening, futuristic, suspense ...
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space and aliens, outer space, evil alien, alien, deadly creature, alien encounter, scientist, monster, survival, mission ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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 7.0
 162K
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, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: freedom, chicken, escape, farm, birds, adventure, against the odds, heroic mission, danger, confined, verbal byplay, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, northern england, yorkshire
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 6.8
 382K
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, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, memory loss, apocalypse, adventure, isolation, trapped, young heroes, danger, youth, imaginary, society, on the run ...
Time: future
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 5.0
 16K
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: murder, violence, chainsaw, escape, extreme violence, chainsaw murder, masked villain, survival, panic, trap, face mask, revenge ...
Time: year 1955, 1950s, year 1965
Place: texas
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 6.4
 126K
The Last Stand (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Ray Owens is sheriff of the quiet US border town of Sommerton Junction after leaving the LAPD following a bungled operation. Following his escape from the FBI, a notorious drug baron, his gang, and a hostage are heading toward Sommerton Junction ...
Style: exciting, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, small town, tough law enforcer, drug lord, fbi, escape, prisoner, sheriff, law enforcement, fighting crime, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, arizona, las vegas, california, mexico
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Little Big Soldier (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a farmer forced into conscription, who has been looking to get out of the army ever since. His great chance arrives when he stumbles upon a wounded general from an enemy state, and he kidnaps him, intending to claim credit for the ...
Style: stylized, humorous, semi serious, exciting, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: soldier, dark hero, martial arts, escape, pow, survival, adventure, rivalry, prince, anti war, horse, tragic hero ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia
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 7.7
 200K
First Blood (1982)
Genre: Action, Adventure
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, intense, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: one man army, soldier, manhunt, lone wolves, tough heroes, small town, humiliation, ex military, danger, police brutality, deadly, on the run ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: vietnam, usa
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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Western
Country: USA, India
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, stylized, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, evil alien, sheriff, spacecraft, alien, gunfight, cowboy, escape, small town, chaos, abduction, outlaw ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: arizona, usa
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Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: military, sniper, behind enemy lines, atrocity, navy, fighter pilot, rescue, escape, gunfight, war, survival, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, serbia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, iraq
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 5.7
 33K
Paranoia (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, India, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: paranoia, spy, undercover, deception, rivalry, danger, escape, mind game, uninhibited rivalry, espionage, dishonesty, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, future
Place: usa, manhattan new york city
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