Prison Break Movies

List of the best jailbreak movies selected by visitors to our site: The Shawshank Redemption, The Escape of Prisoner 614, Escape Plan 2: Hades, Avengement, Escape from Alcatraz, Escape Plan, Men in Black 3, Ant-Man, The Chronicles of Riddick, Maze.

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Mark9.8 (imdb: 9.3)
Genredrama, crime
CharactersGood people, Prisoner, Scammers, Friends
PlotPrison Break, False accusations, Survival, The escape, Fate, Freedom
PlacePrison, Mexico, USA
StyleWorth watching, Popular, Smart, Atmospheric, Touching, Fascinating, To cry, Interesting

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 Escape of Prisoner 614 (2018)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, crime
CharactersPartners, Police
PlotPrison Break, Chase
StyleNumbers in the title

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

Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)
Mark5.8 (imdb: 3.9)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryChina, USA
CharactersKillers, Friends, Hackers, Spy
PlotPrison Break, Martial Arts, Survival, Artificial Intelligence
StyleTense, Disturbing, Action, Exciting, Depressive, For men, Unexpected ending

Ray Breslin manages an elite team of security specialists trained in the art of breaking people out of the world's most impenetrable prisons. When his most trusted operative, Shu Ren, is kidnapped and disappears inside the most elaborate prison ever built, Ray must track him down with the help of some of his former friends.

Avengement (2019)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersCriminals, Killers
PlotRevenge, The escape, Prison Break, Rivalry, Death, Martial Arts
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.

Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography
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
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.

Men in Black 3 (2012)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CharactersSpecial agents, Aliens, Heroes, Partners
PlotTime travel, Revenge, Prison Break, Pursuit, UFO, Alien invasion, Time machine
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleExciting, For men

Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are 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.

Ant-Man (2015)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CharactersSuperhero, Ants, Family, Friends, Heroes, Strong women, Inventors
PlotPeople reduction, Love, Prison Break, Adventure, Rivalry, Technology, Robbery, Chase
PlacePrison, USA
StyleMarvel, Popular, Exciting, Light

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, master thief Scott Lang must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Doctor Hank Pym, protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CharactersHunters, Heroes
PlotPrison Break, Tracking, Adventure, Rivalry, Survival
PlaceUSA, Space, Prison
StyleFor men, Heavy, Exciting

After years of outrunning ruthless bounty hunters, escaped convict Riddick suddenly finds himself caught between opposing forces in a fight for the future of the human race. Now, waging incredible battles on fantastic and deadly worlds, this lone, reluctant hero will emerge as humanity's champion - and the last hope for a universe on the edge of annihilation.

Maze (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.9)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, crime, detective, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Sweden, Germany
CharactersTerrorists, Friends
PlotPrison Break, The escape, Freedom, Confrontation

Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP Maze, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.

Tschiller: Off Duty (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 4.1)
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
PlotPrison Break, Chase
PlaceRussia, Germany, Moscow, Turkey
StyleDisturbing, Exciting, For men

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Papillon (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountryCzech Republic, Spain, USA
CharactersThieves, Criminals
PlotThe escape, Prison Break, False accusations, Survival, On real events
PlaceFrance, Prison, Jungle, Islands, Ships

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.

Logan Lucky (2017)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7)
Genrecomedy, crime
CharactersScammers, Firefighters, Bartenders, Miners, FBI
PlotPrison Break, Investigation, Money, Robbery
StyleTense, Action, Exciting, Fascinating, Unexpected ending

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.

Despicable Me 3 (2017)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, comedy, adventure, family, cartoon
CharactersTwins, Spy
PlotAdventure, Prison Break, Jealousy, Art
PlacePrison, Submarines, Beach
StyleFor children, Light, Cute, Disney

Gru and his wife Lucy must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt from achieving world domination.

Infinity Chamber (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrefantastic, thriller
CharactersDogs, Terminally ill
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Prison Break, Weapon, Snow, Computers, Technology, Viruses
PlaceDeserts, Prison, Mountains

A man trapped in an automated prison must outsmart a computer in order to escape and try and find his way back to the outside world that may already be wiped out.

Son of Saul (2015)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genrethriller, drama, military
CharactersJews, Photographers
PlotDeath, Prison Break, Weapon, Dancing, Chase

In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.

Gentlemen, Good Luck!‎ (2012)
Mark2.8 (imdb: 2.8)
Genrecomedy, crime
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.

Robin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood (2011)
Markimdb: 1.7
Genreaction, adventure, detective
CountryGermany, USA
CharactersWitch, Knights, Thieves, Archers
PlotPrison Break, Death, Ghosts

After selling his soul to a sorceress Robin is killed in battle. Distraught over these horrific turn of events Marian and Little John attempt to resuscitate Robin and his Merry Men. In doing so they inadvertently have turned the one-time heroes into the living dead and worse, the ghostly reincarnations are now hunting down Marian and Little John. So the pair attempt to seek out a new potion that will free these tormented souls from their demonic possession.

Out of Sight (1998)
Mark7 (imdb: 7)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, crime
PlotPrison Break, Bank robbery, Boxing, Robbery

Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if there's more between them than just the law. Variety hails Out of Sight as "a sly, sexy, vastly entertaining film."

Down by Law (1986)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.8)
Genrecomedy, drama, crime
CountryUSA, West Germany
CharactersPartners, Friends, Losers, Gangsters, Tourists
PlotPrison Break
StyleAtmospheric, Soulful, Fancy, Makes me think

A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.