American jailbreak movies

List of Top American Prison Break Movies Selected by Visitors to Our Site: Escape Plan, The Shawshank Redemption, The Next Three Days, Rescue Dawn, The Getaway, Papillon, Red Notice, Escape from Alcatraz, Escape From Pretoria, The Fugitive.

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Escape Plan (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryChina, USA
Duration01:55

Ray Breslin is the world's foremost authority on structural security. After analyzing every high security prison and learning a vast array of survival skills so he can design escape-proof prisons, his skills are put to the test. He's framed and incarcerated in a master prison he designed himself. He needs to escape and find the person who put him behind bars.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Markimdb: 9.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:22

Framed in the 1940s for the double murder of his wife and her lover, upstanding banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his long stretch in prison, Dufresne comes to be admired by the other inmates -- including an older prisoner named Red -- for his integrity and unquenchable sense of hope.

The Next Three Days (2010)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:13

A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder. Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on the murder weapon. Her husband, John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. And when the strain of being separated from her family, especially her son, gets to her, John decides to break her out. So he does a lot of research to find a way.

Rescue Dawn (2006)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA, Luxembourg
Duration02:00

A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

The Getaway (1994)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:55

Doc McCoy is put in prison because his partners chickened out and flew off without him after exchanging a prisoner with a lot of money. Doc knows Jack Benyon, a rich "business"-man, is up to something big, so he tells his wife (Carol McCoy) to tell him that he's for sale if Benyon can get him out of prison. Benyon pulls some strings and Doc McCoy is released again. Unfortunately he has to cooperate with the same person that got him to prison.

Papillon (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, Spain
Duration01:00

Henri “Papillon” Charrière, a safecracker from the Parisian underworld, is wrongfully convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, where he forges a strong friendship with Louis Dega, a counterfeiter who needs his protection.

Red Notice (2021)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA

An Interpol-issued Red Notice is a global alert to hunt and capture the world's most wanted. But when a daring heist brings together the FBI's top profiler and two rival criminals, there's no telling what will happen.

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

Escape from Alcatraz tells the story of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. In 29 years, the seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert Stroud, was only broken once - by three men never heard of again.

Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA, South Africa, Germany

South Africa, 1978. Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, two white political activists from the African National Congress imprisoned by the apartheid regime, put a plan in motion to escape from the infamous Pretoria Prison.

The Fugitive (1993)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:10

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 Richard is captured. As Richard leads the team through a series of intricate chases, he discovers the secrets behind his wife's death and struggles to expose the killer before it is too late.

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The A-Team (2010)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:58

A group of Iraq War veterans goes on the run from U.S. military forces while they try to clear their names after being framed for a crime they didn't commit. Along the way, Col. Hannibal Smith, Capt. H.M. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock , Sgt. Bosco ‘B.A.’ Baracus, and Lt. Templeton ‘Faceman’ Peck help out various people they encounter.

O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, crime, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:43

In the deep south during the 1930s, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. On their journey they come across many comical characters and incredible situations. Based upon Homer's 'Odyssey'.

Midnight Express (1978)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:01

Billy Hayes is caught attempting to smuggle drugs out of Turkey. The Turkish courts decide to make an example of him, sentencing him to more than 30 years in prison. Hayes has two opportunities for release: the appeals made by his lawyer, his family, and the American government, or the "Midnight Express".

Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

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 will. Luke's bravado, even in the face of repeated stints in the prison's dreaded solitary confinement cell, "the box," make him a rebel hero to his fellow convicts and a thorn in the side of the prison officers.

The Misfits (2021)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA

After being recruited by a group of unconventional thieves, renowned criminal Richard Pace finds himself caught up in an elaborate gold heist that promises to have far-reaching implications on his life and the lives of countless others.

Lock Up (1989)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49

Frank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled, however, Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone, and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day.

The Defiant Ones (1958)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

Two convicts—a white racist and an angry black man—escape while chained to each other.

Who Is Cletis Tout? (2001)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:52

A comedy about a hitman who sees everything in terms of the movies and how mistaken identity is getting in the way of recovering a stash of diamonds that was stolen and subsequently hidden more than 20 years earlier.

Brute Force (1947)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

Timeworn Joe Collins and his fellow inmates live under the heavy thumb of the sadistic, power-tripping guard Captain Munsey. Only Collins' dreams of escape keep him going, but how can he possibly bust out of Munsey's chains?

Natural Selection (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

When a dutiful, albeit barren Christian housewife discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he's been secretly donating his seed for the past 25 years, she leaves her sheltered world and starts off on a journey to find his eldest biological son - a mullet-headed, foul-mouthed ex-con with whom she develops an odd but meaningful relationship.

The Way Back (2010)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration02:13

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 details their perilous & uncertain journey to freedom, as they cross deserts, mountains, & several nations.

The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:33

The true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are a detective, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman, who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

Logan Lucky (2017)
Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:31

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy and Clyde Logan set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Escape of Prisoner 614 (2018)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

Two inept, small-town Sheriff's Deputies catch an escaped prisoner that they believe was wrongly convicted.

Escape from New York (1981)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:39

In 1997, the island of Manhattan has been walled off and turned into a giant maximum security prison within which the country's worst criminals are left to form their own anarchic society. However, when the President of the United States crash lands on the island, the authorities turn to a former soldier and current convict, Snake Plissken, to rescue him.

Last Rampage (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA

The true story of the infamous prison break of Gary Tison and Randy Greenwalt from the Arizona State prison in Florence, in the summer of 1978.

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, family, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:47

While on a grand world tour, The Muppets find themselves wrapped into an European jewel-heist caper headed by a Kermit the Frog look-alike and his dastardly sidekick.

Reaper (2015)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Criminals and a beautiful but cunning hitchhiker must battle a supernatural force known as the Reaper.

Men in Black 3 (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back...in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K's life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him - secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.

Runaway Train (1985)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

A hardened convict and a younger prisoner escape from a brutal prison in the middle of winter only to find themselves on an out-of-control train with a female railway worker while being pursued by the vengeful head of security.




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