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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Markimdb: 6.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryChina, USA
Duration01:55
CharactersBears, Partners, Prisoner
PlotSurvival, Prison Break, The escape, Betrayal, Conspiracies
PlacePrison, Ships, Mountains, Chicago, USA
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 9.3
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersScammers, Prisoner, Friends, Good people
PlotSurvival, Prison Break, The escape, Freedom, Fate
PlacePrison, Mexico, USA
StyleInteresting, Popular, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryUSA, France
Duration02:13
CharactersLawyers
PlotLove, Prison Break, Freedom, False accusations
PlacePrison, USA
StyleAction, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA, Luxembourg
Duration02:00
CharactersMilitary, Soldier, Pilots
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Prison Break
PlaceJungle, Vietnam
StyleAction, Heavy, Depressive, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 5.8
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, crime
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration01:55
CharactersGangsters, Hired assassins, Partners
PlotRobbery, Prison Break, Chase, Pads
PlacePrison, Mexico
StyleExciting, Heavy, Serious, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, Spain
Duration01:00
CharactersThieves, Criminals
PlotOn real events, Survival, Prison Break, The escape, Friendship
PlacePrison, Jungle, Islands, Ships, France

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
CharactersThieves, Criminals
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Prison Break, Treasures, Chase
PlaceEgypt, Bunker

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersFriends, Mice, Partners, Prisoner
PlotOn real events, Prison Break, The escape, Freedom, Uprising
PlacePrison, Islands
StyleExciting, Atmospheric, Heavy, Tense, Depressive

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA, South Africa, Germany
PlotPrison Break, On real events, Political, Freedom
PlacePrison, Africa, Australia
StyleAction, By books, Atmospheric, Tense, Makes me think

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.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:10
CharactersHeroes, Investigators
PlotPrison Break, Investigation, Chase, Pads
StyleExciting, Action, Heavy, Tense, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:58
CharactersCIA, Partners
PlotWar, Adventure, Prison Break, Skirmishes, Revenge
PlaceUSA
StyleExciting, For men, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, adventure, crime, music
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:43
CharactersSingers
PlotAdventure, Travel, Prison Break, Seduction, Elections
PlaceSmall cities

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'.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:01
CharactersLawyers
PlotOn real events, Prison Break
PlacePrison

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".

Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:06
CharactersFriends, Losers
PlotPrison Break, Death, Freedom, Uprising
PlacePrison
StyleAtmospheric, Fascinating, Heavy, Makes me think, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
CharactersThieves, Scammers, Criminals
PlotRobbery, Bank robbery, Prison Break, Water
PlacePrison, Deserts, USA

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, drama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersGangsters
PlotPrison Break, Revenge, Friendship, Chase, Self-sacrifice
PlacePrison
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
PlotPrison Break, Friendship, Chase, Freedom
PlacePrison, Trains, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Makes me think, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:52
PlotPrison Break

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrethriller, drama, crime, film noir
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersSoldier
PlotPrison Break, Political
PlacePrison
StyleHeavy, Tense, Gloomy, Depressive, Serious

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?

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersFriends, Sisters
PlotTravel, Prison Break, Weapon
PlaceTexas, USA
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
Duration02:13
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel
PlaceRussia, Gulag, India
StyleInspirational, Heavy, Epic, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:33
CharactersFBI, Criminals, Old man, Widows, Grandparents
PlotLove, On real events, Robbery, Bank robbery, Prison Break
PlacePrison, Texas, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryUSA, China
Duration02:31
CharactersFirefighters, Thieves, Scammers, FBI, Miners
PlotRobbery, Prison Break, Money, Investigation, Birthday
PlacePrison, Hospitals
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersPolice, Partners
PlotPrison Break, Skirmishes, Friendship, Chase, Justice
PlaceWild West, USA
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Numbers in the title

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

Markimdb: 7.2
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:39
CharactersHeroes, Presidential, Fish, Taxi drivers
PlotPrison Break, Hostage
PlacePrison, Islands, USA, New York
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleExciting, Heavy, Cyberpunk, Serious, For men

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.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
PlotPrison Break, Investigation
StyleSerious, Disturbing

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.

Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, family, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:47
CharactersFamily, Friends, Doubles, Frogs
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Prison Break, Friendship, Gems
PlacePrison, Trains
StyleExciting

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.

Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:30
CharactersMonsters, Serial killers
PlotTravel, Prison Break, Money, Pursuit, Seduction
PlaceHotels
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Special agents, Partners
PlotTime travel, Travel, UFO, Prison Break, Revenge
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds, USA, New York
StyleExciting, For men

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.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
PlotSurvival, Adventure, Prison Break
PlaceTrains, Alaska
TimeWinter
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

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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