Prison Break Movies

Prison Break Movies
List of the best jailbreak movies selected by visitors to our site: The Next Three Days, Rescue Dawn, Escape from Alcatraz, Escape From Pretoria, Papillon, Lock Up, The Escapist, Escape Plan, The Shawshank Redemption, Shutter Island.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

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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: 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: 7.2
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, 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: 6.7
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:42
CharactersTerminally ill
PlotPrison Break
PlacePrison, England, London
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Serious, Disturbing

Frank Perry is an institutionalized convict twelve years into a life sentence without parole. When his estranged daughter falls ill, he is determined to make peace with her before it's too late. He develops an ingenious escape plan, and recruits a dysfunctional band of escapists - misfits with a mutual dislike for one other but united by their desire to escape their hell hole of an existence.

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: 8.2
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersPsychopath, Doctors
PlotPuzzles, The escape, Investigation, Split personality, Chase
PlaceSea, Islands, Psychiatric hospitals, Hospitals, USA
StylePopular, Unexpected ending, Psychological problems, Twisted plot, Smart

World War II soldier-turned-U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels investigates the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, but his efforts are compromised by his troubling visions and also by a mysterious doctor.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia
CharactersTankman, Heroes
PlotOn real events, Racing, Tanks, Prison Break, The escape
PlaceRussia
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II, Winter
StyleExciting, Heavy, Tense, Touching, Numbers in the title

In 1944, a courageous group of Russian soldiers managed to escape from German captivity in a half-destroyed legendary T-34 tank. Those were the times of unforgettable bravery, fierce fighting, unbreakable love, and legendary miracles.

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: 5.2
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia
CharactersMilitary, Pilots, Test pilots
PlotWar, The escape
PlaceConcentration camp
TimeGreat Patriotic War, World War II

Mikhail Devyatayev, a captured Soviet pilot who leads an escape from a German concentration camp by hijacking an aircraft.

Genrefantastic, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersAndroids, Pregnant
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Cheating

Georgia and her boyfriend Sam go on a treacherous journey to escape their country, which is caught in an unexpected war with artificial intelligence. Days away from the arrival of their first child, the couple must face No Man’s Land—a stronghold of the android uprising—in hopes of reaching safety before giving birth.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:32
CharactersJournalists, Sheriffs
PlaceUSA
StyleRomantic, Smart, Tense

Hildy, the journalist former wife of newspaper editor Walter Burns, visits his office to inform him that she's engaged and will be getting remarried the next day. Walter can't let that happen and frames the fiancé, Bruce Baldwin, for one thing after another, to keep him temporarily held in prison, while trying to steer Hildy into returning to her old job as his employee.

Markimdb: 8.5
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, detective
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:24
CharactersGangsters
PlotPrison Break
StylePopular

A kindergarten director Troshkin is a dead ringer for a criminal nicknamed "Docent" who stole the priceless...

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrethriller, drama
CountryGermany
Duration01:54
PlotExperiments, Quests
PlacePrison
StylePsychological problems, Action, Heavy, Makes me think

Das Experiment is a shocking psycho thriller about the potential for brutality that humans hide. Even more shocking is the fact that it’s based on an actual occurrence—a 1971 psychological experiment at Stanford University that was aborted prematurely when the experimenters lost control.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Spain
Duration01:36
CharactersJudge
PlotPrison Break, Chase, False accusations
PlacePrison

Lisa and Julien are married and lead a happy uneventful life with their son Oscar. But their life radically changes one morning, when the police comes to arrest Lisa on murder charges. She's sentenced to 20 years of prison. Convinced of his wife's innocence, Julien decides to act. How far will he be willing to go for her?

Markimdb: 5.9
Genrefantastic, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Luxembourg, United Kingdom
Duration02:05
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Warriors
PlotSurvival, Apocalypse, UFO, The escape, Alien invasion
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleRomantic, Exciting, Disturbing

A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryNorway, France, Sweden, Poland
Duration01:56
PlotOn real events, Prison Break, Uprising
PlacePrison, Islands, Boarding school
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Makes me think, Depressive

Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, 1915. On the island Bastøy, outside Oslo, a group of young boys aged 11 to 18, are held in an institution for delinquent youth, notorious for its sadistic regime. One day a new boy, Erling, arrives, determined to escape from the island. After a tragic incident, he ends up leading the boys in a violent uprising. When the boys manage to take over the island, 150 soldiers are sent in to restore order.

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: 7.3
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
CountryFrance, Germany, USA, United Kingdom
Duration02:23
CharactersHackers, CIA, Spy
PlotOn real events, The escape, Betrayal, Computers, Internet
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Smart, Makes me think, Serious, Disturbing

CIA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.

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: 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: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, Hong Kong, Luxembourg
CharactersTeens, Blonde girls
PlotSurvival, Adventure, The escape, Mind reading, Love at first sight
PlaceFantastic worlds
TimePost apocalypse, Future
StyleBy books

Two unlikely companions embark on a perilous adventure through the badlands of an unexplored planet as they try to escape a dangerous and disorienting reality, where all inner thoughts are seen and heard by everyone.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, crime
CountryItaly
Duration01:42
PlotRevenge
PlacePrison, Italy

Has been an year since Pietro Zinni's gang got caught in the Sopox production laboratory and each of them locked up in different jails. From Regina Coeli jail, Pietro keep warning the authorities a fool syntetized nerve gas and he is ready to make a killing, but no one takes him seriously.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genrefantasy, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:22
CharactersWitch, Werewolf, Teachers, Harry Potter, Giants
PlotSports, Adventure, Magic, Superpowers, Friendship
PlacePrison, School, England, London, Boarding school
StylePopular, Exciting, Twisted plot, Gothic, Worth watching

Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts for another magic-filled year. Harry comes face to face with danger yet again, this time in the form of escaped convict, Sirius Black – and turns to sympathetic Professor Lupin for help.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genreaction, thriller, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
PlotFreedom
PlacePrison
StyleTwisted plot

The movie covers the events which occurred in between the downfall of The Company and the finale of the series. It details the arrest and incarceration of Sara Tancredi, the final escape plan which Michael devises for Sara. It also reveals the ultimate fate of Gretchen Morgan.

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".





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