Escape Movies

List of the best escape melodrama movies selected by visitors to our site: The Leisure Seeker, Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom?, Pork Pie, The Little Hours, The Irregular at Magic High School: The Girl Who Summons the Stars, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Blueberry Fields, Tevar, Bahubali: The Beginning, Doctor Stranger
In the top there are new films of 2017, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
The Leisure Seeker (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, adventure
CountryItaly, France
Duration02:17
CharactersTeachers, Photographers
PlotTime travel, Love, Happiness, The escape, Travel, Weapon, Death, Dancing, Motorcycles, Lost memory, Life after death
PlaceUSA, Hotels, Beach
StyleAction, Fascinating

A runaway couple go on an unforgettable journey from Boston to Key West, recapturing their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom? (2017)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrefantasy, melodrama, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration01:32
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotAdventure, The escape
PlaceJapan

One summer day, a group of sixth-grade boys have an argument about whether fireworks are round or flat when viewed from different angles and embark on a journey for the answer during the annual firework festival. Meanwhile, one of their classmates, Nazuna, is troubled by her parents' separation and decides to choose one of the boys – Norimichi or Yūsuke – to run away with, depending on who wins a race at the pool.

Pork Pie (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama, drama, crime
CountryNew Zealand
CharactersPolice, Friends
PlotLove, Chase, The escape, Pursuit

This remake of 1981’s Goodbye Pork Pie tracks the escapades of a trio of accidental outlaws as they travel the length of New Zealand protesting conformity and chasing lost love, with a posse of cops and a media frenzy in pursuit.

The Little Hours (2017)
Mark1 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryCanada, USA
Duration02:09
CharactersWitch, Lesbians, Nuns, Jews, Turtles
PlotThe escape, Jealousy, Money, Religious, Witchcraft, Loneliness
PlaceItaly
TimeMiddle Ages

A young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns in the middle ages.

The Irregular at Magic High School: The Girl Who Summons the Stars (2017)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, melodrama, cartoon
CountryJapan
CharactersFamily, Brothers, Wizards
PlotThe escape, Supernatural, Superpowers, Fulfillment of desires
PlaceSchool, Japan, Estate
StyleExciting, Disturbing, Romantic

In the story, the seasons have changed and it will soon be the second spring. Tatsuya and Miyuki have finished their first year at First Magic High School and are on their spring break. The two go to their villa on the Ogasawara Island archipelago. After only a small moment of peace a lone young woman named Kokoa appears before them. She has abandoned the Naval base and she tells Tatsuya her one wish.

A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantasy, comedy, melodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotThe escape

Classic Shakespeare play adapted for television by Russell T Davies. In the tyrannical court of Athens, pitiless dictator Theseus plans his wedding to Hippolyta, a prisoner of war, and young Hermia is sentenced to death by her own father. Meanwhile, in the town below, amateur theatre group the Mechanicals rehearse, with all their comic rivalries. And beyond Athens, in the wild woods, dark forces are stirring...

Blueberry Fields (2016)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:41
PlotThe escape, Pursuit, Love, Death, Jealousy, Love triangle
PlaceForest, Russia, Moscow

Two lovers escape into the woods after committing a crime

Tevar (2015)
Mark6 (imdb: 4.1)
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration02:38
CharactersCriminals
PlotWedding, The escape, Rivalry, Obsession, Love triangle, Chase
PlaceIndia, Asia
StyleExciting

A Kabaddi player rescues a young woman from an unwanted marriage and hides her in his home.

Bahubali: The Beginning (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 8)
Genreaction, fantasy, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryIndia
Duration02:05
CharactersSoldier, Kings, Warriors, Foster children, Elephants
PlotWeapon, The escape, Adoption, War, Death
PlaceIndia

The young Shivudu is left as a foundling in a small village by his mother. By the time he’s grown up, it has become apparent that he possesses exceptional gifts. He meets the beautiful warrior/princess Avanthika and learns that her queen has been held captive for the last 25 years. Shividu sets off to rescue her, discovering his own origins in the process.

Doctor Stranger (2014)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, melodrama
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersDoctors, Nurses, Fathers
PlotLove, Money, The escape
PlaceKorea

As a child, Park Hoon and his dad were kidnapped and taken to North Korea. He grew up there, learning to be a doctor just like his father. When Park Hoon escapes back to South Korea and begins work at a prestigious hospital, he makes it his goal to earn enough money to go back to North Korea to rescue his true love. He'll do anything to find her, but then he meets and falls for a mysterious woman who looks exactly like her.

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The Bounty Hunter (2010)
Mark9 (imdb: 5.6)
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersPolice, Journalists, Hunters, Partners, Reporters
PlotHunting, The escape, Adventure, Skirmishes
PlaceUSA
StyleLight, Exciting, For men

Milo Boyd is a bounty hunter whose latest gig is rather satisfying, as he finds out that the bail-skipper he must chase down is his own ex-wife, Nicole -- but she has no intention of getting nabbed without a fight. Complicating matters, Nicole's wannabe-boyfriend, Stewart, joins the chase.

Youth Without Youth (2007)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrefantasy, melodrama, drama, detective, history
CountryUSA, Romania, France, Italy, Germany
Duration02:04
CharactersLinguists, Writers, Gangsters
PlotThe escape, Love, Pursuit, Youth, Supernatural, Superpowers
PlaceIndia, Asia
TimeWorld War II
StyleAtmospheric, Gloomy

A love story wrapped in a mystery. Set in Europe before WWII, professor of language and philosophy Dominic Matei is struck by lightning and ages backwards from 70 to 40 in a week, attracting the world and the Nazis. While on the run, the professor meets a young woman who has her own experience with a lightning storm. Not only does Dominic find love again, but her new abilities hold the key to his research.

Virgin Territory (2007)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 4.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama, adventure, history
CountryItaly, United Kingdom, France, Luxembourg
Duration01:37
CharactersGardeners, Friends, Nuns, Orphans, Brides, Teens, Horses, Artists, Priests
PlotWedding, Love, The escape, Cheating, Viruses
PlaceItaly

The film is set in Tuscany during the Black Death. As in the Decameron, ten young Florentines take refuge from the plague. But instead of telling stories, they have lusty adventures, bawdy exchanges, romance and swordplay. There are randy nuns, Saracen pirates, and a sexy cow.

Athadu (2005)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, melodrama, musical
CountryIndia
Duration02:52
CharactersPolice, Friends
PlotSurvival, The escape
PlaceIndia

Nandu, an orphan, is a top-notch professional killer in town. He manoeuvres his operations with the help of his buddy. In one such operation, he falls into the eyes of the cops. While fleeing from the crime scene, he unintentionally becomes the cause for the death of a stranger called Pardhoo, a run-away youngster who wants to return home after 12 years. Nandu assumes the identity of Pardhoo and enters his household in a remote village to escape from the cops. The rest of the story is all about how Nandu solves all the problems.

The Island (2005)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration02:16
CharactersDoubles, Warriors
PlotSurvival, Genetic experiments, Experiments, Hunting, The escape, Apocalypse, Conspiracies
PlaceIslands
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, For men

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 uncontaminated location on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie.

3-Iron (2004)
Mark10 (imdb: 8)
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountrySouth Korea, Japan
Duration01:28
PlotRevenge, Jealousy, The escape, Fate, Love triangle, Loneliness
PlaceKorea, Prison
StyleAction, Touching, Soulful, Depressive, To cry, Makes me think

A young man, whose only possession is a motorcycle, spends his time riding around the city looking for empty apartments. After finding one, he hangs out for a while, fixing himself something to eat, washing laundry or making small repairs in return. He always tries to leave before the owners get back but in one ostensibly empty mansion he meets the abused wife of a rich man and she escapes with him...

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
CharactersFathers
PlotLove, Political, Chase, Relationship, The escape, Pursuit
PlaceTrains, India

Amongst the communal riots that erupt in the city, Tara shelters a wayward Sakina from a crazed mob and a bond that blossoms into love is created. The two eventually get married and have a son. The happy family, now living in Amritsar, gets the shock of their lives when Sakina learns that her father (Amrish Puri), whom she previously believed died in the riots back in Amritsar, is still alive after seeing his picture in a tattered, old newspaper. Upon contacting him, Sakina's father, now the mayor of Lahore in Pakistan, arranges for his daughter to arrive in Lahore to see him. Sakina leaves for Lahore minus Tara and her son, and upon reaching the city, learns of her father's plans for her - plans that include forcing Sakina to forget about her family and start life anew in Pakistan. Then begins an extraordinary journey which will lead Tara to cross the border into Pakistan to find his love Sakina

Gattaca (1997)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersJanitors, Astronauts
PlotDreams, Success, Fate, Uprising, Cheating
TimeFuture
StyleMakes me think, Depressive, Disturbing, Unexpected ending, Philosophical, Dystopian

Science fiction drama about a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics where humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. The young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet he is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.

Blade Runner (1982)
Mark7.8 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrefantastic, thriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Hong Kong, United Kingdom
Duration01:57
CharactersPolice, Detectives, Robots, Hunters
PlotThe escape, Death, Artificial Intelligence
PlaceLos Angeles
TimeFuture
StyleCyberpunk, Atmospheric, Makes me think, Heavy, Disturbing, Fascinating

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

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