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, intense, tense, exciting, suspenseful and serious films and TV shows about / with escape, survival, chase, storytelling, mentor, murder, runaway, dialogue, death and destiny plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
escape movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as escape: Prison Break (2005), Cube (1997), Pitch Black (2000), The Island (2005), The Fugitive (1993), The Way Back (2010), The Collection (2012), Chicken Run (2000), The Bourne Identity (2002), Don't Breathe (2016).

List of escape movies

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, teens
Plot: prison, escape, fugitives, prison life, determination, confined, scheme, conspiracy, fbi, self sacrifice, siblings relations, brother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, texas, usa
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Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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, mind bending, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trapped, trap, maze, escape, mathematics, survival horror, death, claustrophobia, captivity, group of strangers ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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Pitch Black (2000)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: When their ship crash-lands on a remote planet, the marooned passengers soon learn that escaped convict Riddick isn't the only thing they have to fear. Deadly creatures lurk in the shadows, waiting to attack in the dark, and the planet is ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, survival, outer space, deadly creature, space travel, dark hero, mysterious planet, escape, creature, alien life-form, one man army, alien ...
Time: future
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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, intense, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: distopia, escape, cloning, future dystopia, fugitives, technology gone awry, island, utopia, lookalikes, clones, genetics, dystopic future ...
Time: future, year 2019, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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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, neo noir, twists and turns, suspense, cerebral ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: on the run, betrayal, fugitives, escape, conspiracy, manhunt, framed for murder, frame up, protagonist as suspect, uncover truth, escapades, hospital ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
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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, realistic, serious, bleak, epic ...
Plot: survival, escape, prison escape, wilderness, freedom, world war two, war, gulag, journey, pow, desert, human spirit ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: russia, india, himalaya, siberia, mongolia ...
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The Collection (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Arkin escapes with his life from the vicious grips of "The Collector" during an entrapment party where he adds beautiful Elena to his "Collection." Instead of recovering from the trauma, Arkin is suddenly abducted from the ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, brutal ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, masked killer, trap, sadistic horror, escape, survival horror, kidnapping, survival, monster, torture, mercenary, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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Chicken Run (2000)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: UK, France, USA
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: light, witty, humorous, funny, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: escape, chicken, freedom, bird, escape attempt, adventure, talking animals, animal protagonist, farm, family, prison, chicken farm ...
Time: post world war two, 20th century, 50s
Place: england, yorkshire, europe, northern england, united kingdom
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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: intense, suspense, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: spy, amnesia, secret agents, on the run, one against many, escape, tough heroes, car chase, cia, assassin, secret past, black ops ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, hamburg germany, greece, mediterranean sea, langley virginia ...
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Don't Breathe (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.
Style: suspense, brutal, scary, twist ending, disturbing ...
Plot: home invasion, murder, thief, survival, blind man, trapped, kidnapping, violence, held captive, breaking and entering, heist gone wrong, surveillance ...
Place: michigan, california, detroit
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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: exciting, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, family outing
Plot: survival, memory loss, maze, teenager, adventure, apocalypse, distopia, trapped, post apocalypse, youth, fantasy world, young heroes ...
Time: future
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Room (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?
Style: sentimental, heartbreaking, emotional, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, mother son relationship, escape, isolation, captive, child born of rape, rape, imprisonment, kidnapped, room, locked in a room, mother daughter relationship ...
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Wrong Turn (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jen and a group of friends set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. Despite warnings to stick to the trail, the hikers stray off course—and cross into land inhabited by The Foundation, a hidden community of mountain dwellers who use deadly means to ...
Style: slasher, scary, suspense, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: cannibalism, escape, characters killed one by one, lost in the woods, abduction, cult, community, group of friends, forest, cannibal, murder, secret society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: west virginia, virginia, appalachia
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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, entertaining, humorous, funny, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, preschoolers
Plot: animals, friendship, talking animals, jungle, adventure, island, unlikely friendships, lion, escape, penguins, animal life, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, madagascar, antarctica, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, escape, cyborgs, isolation, mind control, androids and robots, maximum security prison, distopia, heroes, prison life, apocalypse, fighting the system ...
Time: future, near future, 80s, year 2017
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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, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: prison, escape, injustice, interracial relations, false accusation, heroin, smuggling, fighting the system, betrayal, prison life, life is a bitch, destiny ...
Time: 80s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, australia, london ...
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Escape Room (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Four friends who partake in a popular Los Angeles escape room find themselves stuck with a demonically possessed killer. The friends have less than an hour to solve the puzzles needed to escape the room alive.
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: game of death, escape, locked in a room, demonic possession, curse, clue, death, race against time, hysteria, demon, murder, possession ...
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King Kong (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 187 min.
Story: In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.
Style: sentimental, epic, scenic, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, family outing, date night, boys' night ...
Plot: jungle, monster, dinosaur, king kong, gorilla, beast, giant animal, island, human animal relationship, rescue, adventure, dangerous animal ...
Time: 1930s, prehistoric times, 20th century, year 1933
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, usa, 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, sexy, atmospheric, exciting, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: alternate reality, escape from reality, steampunk, violence, dragon, confined, adventure, escape, robot, lobotomy, samurai, female assassin ...
Place: vermont
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Black Summer (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 40 min.
TV show
Story: In the dark, early days of a zombie apocalypse, complete strangers band together to find the strength they need to survive and get back to loved ones.
Style: suspense, atmospheric, tense, dark, bleak ...
Plot: zombie, survival, panic, escape, death, apocalypse, zombie apocalypse, zombie outbreak, summer, chaos, walking dead, zombie survival ...
Place: 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, emotional, funny, sad ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, teens, girls' night
Plot: toys, friendship, adventure, escape, friends, family, toy comes to life, objects come to life, anthropomorphism, astronaut, cowboy, escapades ...
Time: 2010s
Place: ohio
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Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, thought provoking, tense, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, hitman, time paradox, changing the past or future, cyberpunk, destiny, sent to the past, escape, chase, distopia, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: shanghai, kansas, usa
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Papillon (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, Czech Republic, Spain
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Henri "Papillon" Charrière is convicted in Paris for a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he becomes obsessed with escaping. After planning and executing a series of treacherous ...
Style: suspense, factual, homoerotic, motivational, brutal
Plot: prison escape, prison, survival, island prison, prison life, escape, life sentence, human spirit, solitary, safecracker, friendship, jungle ...
Time: year 1931, 1930s, year 1969, year 1970
Place: south america, france, colombia, venezuela, paris france
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Colonia (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, France, Luxembourg, UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A young woman's desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody ever escaped from.
Style: suspense, psychological, atmospheric, tense, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: cult, religious fanatic, torture chamber, kidnapping, torture, escape, religion, violence against women, survival, genocide, prison, military dictatorship ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: chile, germany, latin america, south america, new jersey
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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, atmospheric, serious, rough, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, freedom, prison escape, escape, rebelliousness, death, prison life, dignity, punishment, escape attempt, rebellion, convict ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: florida, southern usa
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Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspense, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: post apocalypse, distopia, survival, adventure, maze, zombie, teenager, desert, escape, virus, young heroes, immunity ...
Time: future
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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, depressing, bleak, emotional, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, russian roulette, anti war, escape, friendship, small town, hunting, suicide, homecoming, male nudity, survival, war ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, usa, saigon ...
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Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, investigation, chase, conspiracy, amnesia, mysterious character, lone hero, disorder, coma, crimes, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow crosses paths with a woman from his past, and he's not sure if it's love -- or if she's a ruthless con artist who's using him to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. When she forces him aboard the Queen ...
Style: exciting, romantic, humorous, entertaining, witty ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: pirate, ship, mermaid, chase, treasure hunt, adventurer, swashbuckler, treasure, mythical creature, adventure, captain, immortality ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: london, spain, england, caribbean
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Freaks (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kept locked inside the house by her father, 7-year-old Chloe lives in fear and fascination of the outside world, where Abnormals create a constant threat - or so she believes. When a mysterious stranger offers her a glimpse of what's really ...
Style: suspense, exciting, psychotronic, tense, enigmatic ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, escape, super powers, grandfather granddaughter relationship, mind control, overprotective father, invisibility, neighbor, supernatural power, little girl, new world, stopped time ...
Time: near future, future
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