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, tense, suspenseful, serious, exciting and intense films and TV shows about / with escape, dialogue, storytelling, chase, violence, death, danger, escapades, survival and murder plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Action genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
escape movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as escape: The Island (2005), Cloverfield (2008), The Fugitive (1993), The Bourne Identity (2002), Prison Break (2005), Cube (1997), The Handmaiden (2016), The Deer Hunter (1978), Toy Story 3 (2010), The Way Back (2010).

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, suspenseful, psychological, futuristic, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cloning, escape, technology gone awry, fugitives, island, future dystopia, genetics, on the run, life is a bitch, fish out of water, lookalikes, isolation ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2010s
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Cloverfield (2008)
Genre: 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, rough, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: monster, escape, found footage, survival, giant monster, quarantine, chaos, destruction, skyscraper, fear, danger, helicopter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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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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: frame up, manhunt, uncover truth, protagonist as suspect, escape, on the run, framed for murder, fugitives, betrayal, doctor, corruption, death sentence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois, 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, intense, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, on the run, escape, tough heroes, assassin, amnesia, cia, car chase, haunted by the past, uncover truth, secret, peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, hamburg germany, langley virginia, switzerland, europe ...
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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, confined, escape, scheme, fbi, manhunt, self sacrifice, chases and races, determination, siblings relations ...
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, suspenseful, futuristic, surreal, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, survival, trap, captivity, maze, escape, death, trapped, danger, parallel world, mathematics, mysterious place ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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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, seduction, inheritance, lesbian romance, lesbian, lust, escape, lesbian love, lesbianism, jealousy, maid ...
Time: 1930s
Place: japan, tokyo
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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, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: escape, vietnam war, friendship, russian roulette, homecoming, suicide, confined, character change, anti war, innocence lost, war crime, wedding ...
Time: 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, pennsylvania, asia, saigon, southeast asia
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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, humorous, funny, witty ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers
Plot: toys, adventure, friendship, escape, objects come to life, escapades, peril, friends, teamwork, imaginary, cowboy, dog ...
Time: 2010s
Place: kindergarten, ohio
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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, epic, bleak ...
Plot: survival, escape, journey, pow, danger, freedom, wilderness, russian, convict, human spirit, prison escape, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: russia, india, asia, himalaya, siberia ...
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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
Plot: resistance, escape, fear, manhunt, nazism, soldier, depression, loss of friend, occupation, terrorism, adventure, military ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: norway, europe, scotland, stockholm sweden, finland ...
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Alien (1979)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 117 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, frightening, suspenseful, captivating, futuristic ...
Plot: alien, space travel, space and aliens, evil alien, spacecraft, monster, outer space, deadly creature, alien encounter, scientist, alien monster, trapped ...
Time: future, 22nd century
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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: atmospheric, surreal, sexy, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escape from reality, adventure, violence, sexual abuse, imaginary, confined, escape, survival, imagination, child abuse, danger, patient ...
Place: vermont
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The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
Genre: Adventure, 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, funny, touching, inspirational
Audience: family outing
Plot: escape, down syndrome, wrestling, raft, friendship, follow your dream, adventure, on the run, dream come true, criminal, love, second chance ...
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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, bleak, rough, serious, captivating ...
Plot: track down, crimes, human nature, death, sheriff, money, psychopath, hitman, peril, neo noir, shooting, greed ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1980
Place: texas, usa, mexico, latin america
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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: power of love, forced marriage, jealousy, marriage, fake marriage, self sacrifice, abduction, doctor, strong female character, escape, shooting, lovers ...
Place: istanbul turkey
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The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, tense, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: apocalypse, survival, memory loss, adventure, young heroes, maze, isolation, trapped, imaginary, danger, youth, society ...
Time: future
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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: survival, escape, assassin, tough guy, betrayal, teenage girl, planned murder, one against many, innocent person killed, corruption, foot chase, on the run ...
Time: 2010s
Place: england, france, switzerland
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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, philosophical, sexy, sentimental
Plot: love, love triangle, marriage, muslim, cloning, escape, temptation, sin, islam, true love, love at first sight, infidelity ...
Place: morocco, brazil
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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, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: dark fantasy, serial killer, supernatural, monster, murder, escape, heroic mission, obsessive quest, social misfits, afterlife, insanity, psychiatrist ...
Time: 1990s
Place: canada
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The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, winter, psychopath, kidnapping, pimp, escape, hunting, prostitute, confession, drug overdose ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: alaska, usa, boston
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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, gunfight, escape, martial arts, chase, heroic mission, master warrior, partners, cia, fist fighting, blood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 80s
Place: latin america, somalia
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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, optimism, escape attempt, capture, soldier, prisoner, camp, war, pow, army ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: germany, switzerland, alps, europe, poland
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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, holy grail, archaeologist, adventurer, map, artifact, escape, courage, ancient, underwater, journey, father son relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 30s, year 1938
Place: germany, israel, mine, jordan, venice ...
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Orphan Black (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
Story: A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.
Style: mind bending, serious, suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns
Plot: uncover truth, strong female character, top secret, family relations, boyfriend, secret, shooting, cloning, killings, lookalikes, escape, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: toronto ontario canada
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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, rebelliousness, escape, dignity, escape attempt, punishment, death, human spirit, respect, loss of parent, convict ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: florida
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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, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, freedom, escape, farm, birds, against the odds, heroic mission, chicken, friends, verbal byplay, danger, confined ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
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Somnio (2016)
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A man trapped in an automated prison must outsmart a computer in order to escape and try and find his way back to the outside world that may already be wiped out.
Style: suspense, captivating, tense, disturbing, touching
Plot: escape, artificial intelligence, prison, jail, man versus machine, prisoner, escape attempt, father son relationship, repeated event, psychological thriller, mistaken identity, reality ...
Time: near future
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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: exciting, serious, sentimental, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: false accusation, escape, murder, police, prison, chase, judge, life turned upside down, daring rescue, life is a bitch, crime, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, latin america
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Kandagar (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: Russia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A docudrama about the escape of Russian pilots after being taken hostage by the Taliban in 1996.
Style: suspense, psychological, tense, harsh
Plot: escape, taliban, hostage, danger, fight, destiny, friendship
Place: afghanistan
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