Movies About Escape

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Movies About Escape

Have you heard these Movies About Escape? We promise you'll find some new films. Here are 18 of the top ones.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption
★★★★
★★★★
3.7 out of 4 stars

From Frank Darabont, starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler
Rated R

The Shawshank Redemption is a 1994 American drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont. It is based on Stephen King's 1982 novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. The film tells the story of Andy Dufresne, a banker who is wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment in the Shawshank State Penitentiary. While there, he befriends a fellow inmate named Red and finds himself protected by the guards due to his financial knowledge. With the help of his friends, Andy is able to escape and start a new life outside of prison. Along the way, he discovers the importance of friendship and the power of hope in the face of adversity. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and won Best Adapted Screenplay. It is widely considered to be one of the greatest films of all time.

Papillon (1973)

Papillon
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Franklin J. Schaffner, starring Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon
Rated R

Papillon is a 1973 adventure drama film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman. It is based on the autobiographical novel Papillon by Henri Charrière. The story follows Henri "Papillon" Charrière (Steve McQueen), a French safecracker convicted of murder in the 1930s. He is sent to the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island, where he must battle against the harsh conditions and the cruelty of the other prisoners. With the help of his friend, Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman), Papillon attempts to escape from the island, enduring multiple hardships along the way. In the end, despite his many challenges, Papillon manages to escape and make his way to safety.

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

The Count of Monte Cristo
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Kevin Reynolds, starring Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce, Christopher Adamson, JB Blanc
Rated PG-13

The Count of Monte Cristo is a 2002 adventure drama film directed by Kevin Reynolds and based on the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. The film stars Jim Caviezel as Edmond Dantes, a sailor who is betrayed by his best friend Fernand Mondego (Guy Pearce) and falsely accused of treason. Edmond is imprisoned on the remote island of Chateau d��If, where he spends 14 years in solitary confinement. With the help of another prisoner, Edmond escapes the island and finds a hidden fortune on the island of Monte Cristo. Using his newfound wealth, Edmond seeks revenge on those who betrayed him. Along the way, he meets a beautiful woman (Dagmara Dominczyk) who helps him in his quest for justice. The story of The Count of Monte Cristo follows Edmond's journey as he seeks to right the wrongs inflicted upon him and regain his honor.

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

Escape from Alcatraz
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Don Siegel, starring Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau
Rated PG

Escape from Alcatraz is a 1979 American thriller film directed by Don Siegel, based on the 1963 non-fiction book of the same name by J. Campbell Bruce. The film stars Clint Eastwood as Frank Morris, an inmate of the notorious Alcatraz Island prison who attempts to escape. With the help of two other inmates, Morris devises an intricate plan to break free from Alcatraz, defying the odds and going against the seemingly inescapable conditions of the island. Despite the challenges posed by surveilling guards and the hazardous waters that surround the island, Morris and his cohorts attempt the daring escape, putting their lives on the line in their desperate bid for freedom.

Felon (2008)

Felon
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Ric Roman Waugh, starring Stephen Dorff, Marisol Nichols, Vincent Miller, Anne Archer
Rated R

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

Law Abiding Citizen
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From F. Gary Gray, starring Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Leslie Bibb, Colm Meaney
Rated R

Rescue Dawn (2006)

Rescue Dawn
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Werner Herzog, starring Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Zach Grenier
Rated PG-13

The Way Back (2010)

The Way Back
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Peter Weir, starring Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Dragos Bucur
Rated PG-13

Face/Off (1997)

Face/Off
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From John Woo, starring John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola
Rated R

Cube (1997)

Cube
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Vincenzo Natali, starring Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller
Rated R

Unbroken (2014)

Unbroken
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Angelina Jolie, starring Jack O'Connell, Miyavi, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund
Rated PG-13

Snowpiercer (2013)

Snowpiercer
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Bong Joon Ho, starring Chris Evans, Jamie Bell, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris
Rated R

The Island (2005)

The Island
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Michael Bay, starring Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Buscemi
Rated PG-13

The Maze Runner (2014)

The Maze Runner
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Wes Ball, starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster
Rated PG-13

Escape from Pretoria (2020)

Escape from Pretoria
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Francis Annan, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Daniel Webber, Ian Hart, Mark Leonard Winter
Rated PG-13

Life (1999)

Life
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Ted Demme, starring Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence, Obba Babatundé, Nick Cassavetes
Rated R

The Running Man (1987)

The Running Man
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Paul Michael Glaser, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso, Yaphet Kotto, Jim Brown
Rated R

Tango & Cash (1989)

Tango & Cash
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Albert Magnoli, starring Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance
Rated R

 



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