The Best Prison Escape Movies Films

The Best Prison Escape Movies

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List Criteria: Only movies featuring prison escapes.

A list of all the best prison escape movies ever made, ranked by movie fans. The order of this list changes dynamically based on who likes what -- so make your voice heard by voting for your favorite items.  Not a fan of "The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce" or "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"? Then give them a thumbs down so that the list counts your vote. If there are any movies about prison escape you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list cover the most famous prison escape movies of all time.

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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    added by Lee Kirby
    Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover, Patrick McGoohan

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    Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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    Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen, Vic Tayback

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    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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    Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, 50 Cent

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    George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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    Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis

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    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce

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    Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi

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    William Holden, Peter Graves, Otto Preminger

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    added by Lee Kirby
    John Hurt, Randy Quaid, Brad Davis

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    added by Lee Kirby
    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine

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    Burt Lancaster, Telly Savalas, Karl Malden

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    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery, Martin Lawrence

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    Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Black

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    Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks, Russell Crowe

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    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

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    Sylvester Stallone, Teri Hatcher, Kurt Russell

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    Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Lon Chaney

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    Erich von Stroheim, Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio

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    Tom Waits, Ellen Barkin, Roberto Benigni

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    Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies

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    added by mainpleine
    Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith

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    Ray Liotta, David Wenham, Lance Henriksen

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    Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard

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    Frank Sinatra, James Brolin, Trevor Howard

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    new! & added by Makis Christidis
    Sheamus, Brian Cox, Damian Lewis

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    Mimi Rogers, Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen

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