Escape Movies

List of the best escape movies selected by visitors to our site: Balloon, Avengement, Best F(r)iends: Volume 2, Youth Without Youth, The Maze Runner, Escape from Alcatraz, Escape Plan, Go for It, Wolfy: The Incredible Secret, The Lookout.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Balloon (2018)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, history
CountryGermany
PlotThe escape, On real events
PlaceGermany, Berlin
StyleDisturbing

Two families attempt a daredevil plan to escape the GDR with a homemade hot air balloon, but it crashes just before the border. The Stasi finds traces of this attempt to escape and immediately starts investigations, while the two families are forced to build a new escape balloon. With each passing day the Stasi is closer on their heels – a nerve-wracking race against time begins.

Avengement (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35
CharactersCriminals, Killers
PlotRevenge, The escape, Prison Break, Rivalry, Death, Martial Arts
PlacePrison
StyleAction, Tense, For men, Fascinating

While on a prison furlough, a lowly criminal evades his guards and returns to his old stomping ground to take revenge on the people who turned him into a cold blooded killer.

Best F(r)iends: Volume 2 (2018)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrethriller, comedy, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersScammers, Sheriffs
PlotThe escape

As Jon makes a run for it, he finds himself on an expedition across the Southwest, where he encounters wild and crazy characters through a series of twisted and dark foibles. While his misadventure teaches him a valuable lesson about friendship and loyalty, the Mortician carries the story home with more than a few surprises.

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.

The Maze Runner (2014)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:53
CharactersTeens, Monsters, Friends
PlotSurvival, The escape, Love, Mystery, Fear, Apocalypse, Lost memory, Adventure
PlaceLabyrinths
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Action, Disturbing

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.

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
CharactersPrisoner, Partners, Friends
PlotPrison Break, The escape, Freedom, Uprising, On real events
PlacePrison, Islands
StyleTense, Atmospheric, Heavy, Exciting, Depressive, Disturbing, For men

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 Plan (2013)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, crime, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersPrisoner, Partners
PlotThe escape, Prison Break, Betrayal, Survival
PlacePrison, Ships
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, For men

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.

Go for It (1983)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, comedy, adventure
CountryItaly, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersHeroes, Partners, CIA
PlotTime travel, Adventure, The escape, Martial Arts, Rivalry
PlaceUSA, Italy
StyleExciting, For men

After Mason picks up hitchhiking Rosco with his truck, they are mistaken for two bank robbers by the traffic police. They manage to escape only to be confused for two secret agents while trying to take a flight at the airport.

Wolfy: The Incredible Secret (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefamily, cartoon
CountryFrance, Belgium, Hungary
Duration01:20
CharactersFriends, Orphans, Mothers, Family
PlotTime travel, Fight, Investigation, Chase, The escape, Loneliness
PlaceForest

Loulou is a wolf. Tom is a rabbit. As curious as it may seem, Loulou and Tom have been inseparable since they were little. Now in their teens, they live the easy life in the Land of the Rabbits. But Loulou, who thought he was an orphan, learns that his bohemian mother is alive. The two friends set out to find her in the principality of Wolfenberg, the Land of the Wolves. They arrive in the middle of the Meat-eaters' Festival, a yearly get together for the world's great carnivores. Will Loulou and Tom's friendship survive in the land where herbivores always end up as the main course? What incredible secret lies behind Loulou's birth?

The Lookout (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, Belgium, Italy
Duration01:29
CharactersPolice, Snipers
PlotWar, Robbery, Revenge, Investigation, The escape, Skirmishes, Rivalry, Money, Bank robbery, Pursuit, Chase
PlacePrison, France
StyleExciting, Action, Tense, Disturbing, For men

When police is about to apprehend a famous gang of bank robbers, an elite sniper opens fire from a roof, thus facilitating the flee of his accomplices. However, one of them is seriously injured, which compromises the plans of the thieves.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:30
CharactersSuperhero, Witch
PlotRivalry, The escape, Confrontation, War, Chase
PlacePrison, London
StyleMarvel, By comics, Exciting

Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

The Professional (1981)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.5)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:48
CharactersSpecial agents, Killers, Police, Journalists, Presidential, Heroes, Hired assassins
PlotFight, Revenge, Chase, The escape, Skirmishes, Betrayal, Conspiracies
PlacePrison, France, Paris, Castle
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, Action, Tense, For men

French secret agent Joss Baumont is sent to kill the president Njala of an African country. However, a counter-order is given before he can execute his mission and he is abandoned in the hands of foreign authorities. He escapes and seeks revenge by pursuing what was his original mission.

The Transporter (2002)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.8)
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryFrance, USA
Duration01:32
CharactersMafia, Tough guys, Heroes, Special Forces
PlotCars, The escape, Revenge, Rivalry, Chase
PlaceFrance

Former Special Forces officer, Frank Martin will deliver anything to anyone for the right price, and his no-questions-asked policy puts him in high demand. But when he realizes his latest cargo is alive, it sets in motion a dangerous chain of events. The bound and gagged Lai is being smuggled to France by a shady American businessman, and Frank works to save her as his own illegal activities are uncovered by a French detective.

Lassie (2005)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, drama, adventure, family
CountryUSA, France, Republic of Ireland, United Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersDogs, Family, Friends, Knights
PlotAdventure, Love, The escape, Moving
PlaceEngland, Castle, Scotland
StyleTouching

A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 8.1)
Genrecomedy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, United Kingdom
Duration01:40
CharactersScammers, Thieves, Friends
PlotAdventure, The escape, Love with age difference, Death, Prison Break
PlaceHotels
StyleAtmospheric, Fancy

The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.

Gentlemen, Good Luck!‎ (2012)
Mark2.8 (imdb: 2.8)
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryRussia
Duration01:36
CharactersKillers, Police, Losers
PlotAdventure, Love, Abduction, Investigation, The escape, Prison Break, Rivalry, Chase, Undercover
PlaceEgypt, Russia
TimeNew Year
StyleLight, Action, Exciting

The remake of the soviet classic with a modern setting. Troshkin, a children's party entertainer, uncannily resembles the notorious criminal "Smilik". After the thief steals a valuable artifact, Troshkin is forced to act as his dead ringer in order to restore his reputation and good name.

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration01:46
CharactersFriends
PlotAdventure, Chase, Relationship, The escape
PlaceDeserts
TimeFuture

Thomas and his fellow Gladers face their greatest challenge yet: searching for clues about the mysterious and powerful organization known as WCKD. Their journey takes them to the Scorch, a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles. Teaming up with resistance fighters, the Gladers take on WCKD’s vastly superior forces and uncover its shocking plans for them all.

Beautiful Joe (2000)
Mark6 (imdb: 5.8)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:38
CharactersHeroes
PlotAdventure, Love, Weapon, The escape, Pursuit

An extremely nice guy falls for a really bad girl

The Bourne Identity (2002)
Mark9 (imdb: 7.9)
Genreaction, thriller, detective
CountryUSA, Germany, Czech Republic
Duration01:53
CharactersSpecial agents, CIA, Spy
PlotAdventure, Fight, Chase, The escape, Confrontation, Mystery, Lost memory
PlaceParis
StyleExciting, Disturbing

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 dead. However, Bourne realizes that he has the combat and mental skills of a world-class spy – but who does he work for?

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.




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