Prison movies are another level genre, it got that all in a scene like action, thriller, drama, ask me more. A guy asked me to List movies like escape plan, So Top 10 escape movies according to me, I’m sure you like them.

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Top 10 Prison Escape Movies

The Midnight Express (1978)

Billy Hayes (Brad Davis) is an American guy, got arrested for smuggling hash in Turkey, At first, he was sentenced to 50 days then the court decided to increase to 30 years as a lesson to others. the movie showcases the harsh life of imprisoned in other countries and tortured. This Movie is heartbreaking with Mind-blowing Don’t miss this one!

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is convicted of life imprisonment for killing his wife and her lover And sent to Shawshank State Penitentiary where meets the prison smuggler Ellis (Morgan Freeman) were he ask him to get a rock hammer and poster Rita Hayworth. this movie is still top-rated by IMDb So far, you should watch in ones in a lifetime.

Escape From Alcatraz (1967)

Based on a true event, Frank Morris(Clint Eastwood) and Anglin Brothers John and Clarence, who could escape the Alcatraz island, first it was thought they sink but the body was never discovered, in 2018 published a letter written to the FBI by John Clarence stating “that he is 83 years old and have cancer, I’m the only living member from the escape”, and Told by US Marshal that someone trying to embraces the Federal.

Papillon (1973)

Henri Charriere (Steve McQueen) is wrongly Convicted Murder of a pimp and life-sentenced in France, Guiana, where he meets Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman) both escape the prison and ran into the jungle, based on the real story, this movie shows the horrific life in the labor prison in the jungle island.

The Great Escape (1963)

During the second world war, the German captured the large allies force and kept in prison, many prison soldiers started to break to the prison, so they created escape-proof prison. So prison soldiers started digging three underground tunnels called a tom, dick, and harry. This is one of the great prison escape movie ever made.

Le Trou (1960)

The French film, directed by Jacques Becker the movie is about Gaspard (Marc Michel) who is charged for an attempt of killing his wife, he is shifted to another block due to the repair where he meets four fellas who planned to escape through the tunnel after they start digging, governor tells him that his wife is withdrawn the case, that’s where the real drama starts.

Cool Hand Luke (1967)

The war veteran Lucas Jackson “Luke”(Paul Newman) arrested and sentenced for two years, for cutting parking meter, and made him a chain gang by a stern warden, after many days he gets the letter of his mother died, he manages to escape the prison and recaptured by the local cops, not able to attend his mothers funeral, but he is determined to escape.

Escape from Pretoria (2020)

Based on the true story of Two white South African, Tim Jenkin (Daniel Radcliffe) and Stephen Lee (Daniel Webber) are arrested for Supporting Nelson Mandela’s Party African National Congress and Sent to Pretoria Central prison and Tim starts to Forge the prison keys using a wooden piece.

Next three days (2010)

John Brennan (Russell Crowe) wife Lara (Elizabeth Bank) was sentence to life in imprisonment for killing her boss, John Tries to get her back in inlaw losing hope And decides to break her out of the prison by studying prison routine and alternate escaping routes.

Escape Plan (2013)

Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) is the security specialist he could escape any prison, he receives a million-dollar deal from the CIA, to escape the unknown top-secret prison so that stop their prison funding, however, he accepts the deal to go to an unknown located prison by changing his identity to the terrorist Antony Portos. gets captured and debug his tracking chip.

Con Air (1997)

Cameron Poe was Convicted for 10 years, accidentally killing a drunk man who attempt to assault his wife. 8 years later he was paroled, In the flight with his inmates who were being transferred to extra security prison. And the plane gets highjacked by other criminals.    

The Count Of Monte Cristo (2002)

Dantes a sailor was intentionally falsely accused by his best friend Fernand, he had desirous for Dantes girlfriend Mercédès. And Dantes was kept on a Small prison island Château d’If for Several years.

stalag 17 (1953)

American soldiers were captured by German’s POW camp. two of their own tries to escape and are shot down by the guards. suspicious grows to amongst the men that one of them is informants for germans. 

Maze (2017)

Based on the true story of the biggest breakout in Europe, 38 IRA escape from Maze prison in Ireland. definitely worth watching a movie. 

The Great Raid (2005)

In 1945, 500 American armies were captured by the Japanese in the Japanese-occupied Philippines. In the meantime, the 6th Ranger Battalion plans to rescue captive American soldiers from a Japanese POW camp in Cabanatuan.  

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