Prison Break Movies

Prison Break Movies
List of the best jailbreak movies selected by visitors to our site: Papillon, Escape From Pretoria, The Shawshank Redemption, Allegiant, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Fate of the Furious, The Way Back, Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz, The Last Man, The Emperor of Paris.

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

Papillon (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, adventure, crime, biography
CountryUSA, Czech Republic, Spain
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.

Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
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.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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.

Allegiant (2016)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantastic, action, melodrama, detective
CharactersTeens, Hackers, Strong women, Scientists, Lawyers
PlotLove, War, Survival, Apocalypse, Martial Arts
PlacePrison, Village, Aircraft, Court
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleUnexpected ending

Beatrice Prior and Tobias Eaton venture into the world outside of the fence and are taken into protective custody by a mysterious agency known as the Bureau of Genetic Welfare.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genrecomedy, adventure, crime, detective
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersThieves, Scammers, Friends
PlotAdventure, Prison Break, The escape, Friendship, Death
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.

The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, thriller, crime
CountryUSA, Germany
CharactersHackers, Snipers, Spy, Terrorists, Family
PlotRacing, Martial Arts, Prison Break, Cars, Fight
PlacePrison, Submarines, Aircraft, Hotels, New York
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Fascinating

When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.

The Way Back (2010)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, adventure, history
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates, Poland, India
PlotWar, On real events, Survival, Adventure, Travel
PlaceRussia, Gulag, India
StyleHeavy, 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.

Outpost: Rise of the Spetsnaz (2013)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genrehorror, fantastic, action
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotPrison Break, Supernatural, Chase
PlaceForest, Bunker
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Heavy, Depressive, Serious, For men

In the third installment of the hit Nazi Zombie action horror movie, Outpost: Rise Of The Spetnaz, we discover the horrifying origins of these supernatural soldiers and see them in ferocious gladiatorial battle against the most ruthless and notorious of all military special forces: the Russian Spetsnaz.

The Last Man (2018)
Markimdb: 3.7
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CountryCanada, Argentina, United Kingdom
PlotApocalypse, End of the world, Prison Break
StyleHeavy, Tense, Serious, Disturbing

Tov Matheson is a war veteran with PTSD who perceives that the apocalypse is coming. After starting a relationship with a dubious Messiah, he leaves his normal life and begins the construction of a shelter underground, training himself, in an extreme way, at the cost of losing everything and making people believe he is insane. When he also believes it, something extraordinary happens.

The Emperor of Paris (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, adventure, crime, history
CharactersKillers, Criminals, Detectives
PlotPrison Break
PlaceParis, France
Time19th century
StyleInteresting, Exciting, Atmospheric

Paris, France, early 19th century. The legendary convict François Vidocq lives in disguise trying to escape from a tragic past that torments him. When, after an unfortunate event, he crosses paths with the police chief, he makes a bold decision that will turn the ruthless mastermind of the Parisian underworld against him.

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, family, music
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersFamily, Friends, Doubles, Frogs
PlotRobbery, Adventure, Prison Break, Friendship, Gems
PlacePrison, Trains

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.

Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)
Markimdb: 3.9
Genreaction, thriller
CharactersHackers, Robots, Spy, Killers, Friends
PlotSurvival, Kung Fu, Martial Arts, Prison Break, Artificial Intelligence
PlacePrison, Chechnya
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Action, Tense, Depressive

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.

Infinity Chamber (2016)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrefantastic, thriller
CharactersDogs, Robots, Terminally ill
PlotPrison Break, Artificial Intelligence, Weapon, Viruses, Computers
PlacePrison, Mountains, Deserts
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

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.

Men in Black 3 (2012)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrefantastic, action, comedy, adventure
CharactersAliens, Heroes, Special agents, Partners
PlotTime travel, UFO, Prison Break, Revenge, Time machine
PlaceSpace, Parallel worlds, USA, 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.

The Escape of Prisoner 614 (2018)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genreaction, comedy, adventure, crime
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.

Backtrace (2018)
Markimdb: 3.8
Genreaction, drama, crime
CharactersThieves, FBI
PlotBank robbery, Prison Break, Skirmishes, Cars, Lost memory
StyleExciting, Serious

The lone surviving thief of a violent armored car robbery is sprung from a high security facility and administered an experimental drug.

War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, drama
CharactersHorses, Snipers, Special Forces, Thieves, Monkeys
PlotWar, Survival, Travel, Prison Break, Revenge
PlaceVillage, Jungle, Caves, Mountains
TimeFuture, Post apocalypse
StyleUnexpected ending, Tense, Epic

Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

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

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.

Shootout at Wadala (2013)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, crime, history
PlotOn real events, Prison Break, Skirmishes
StyleExciting, Twisted plot, Light, By books, Fascinating

The first-ever registered encounter by the Mumbai Police, which took place on November 1, 1982.

Avengement (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genreaction, crime
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersGangsters, Killers, Criminals
PlotMartial Arts, Prison Break, Revenge, The escape, Friendship
StyleAction, Fascinating, Tense, For men

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.