The Best Prison Escape Movies Films
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The Best Prison Escape Movies

List Criteria: Only movies featuring prison escapes.

A list of all the best prison escape movies ever made, ranked by movie fans. This prison escape movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more, but is currently ordered by popularity. The order of this list changes dyanimcally based on who likes what -- so make your voice heard by voting for your favorite items. This list of prison escape films also contains prison escape movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Re-rank this list to fit your opinion of what should be in which order and These are the top films about prison escape in that each and every one on this list either focuses or deals with the concept of prison escape, most often as a central theme. 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.

List items include The Ninth Configuration, Down by Law and many additional items as well.

Films are listed below along with release information. Director information on these prison escape movies is included when available. Films about prison escape include photos if you click on the name of the film and movie trailers when available.

Whether you're watching these prison escape movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, this is a list of good prison escape movies for a wide variety of occasions. So from the latest to simply the greatest prison escape movies, here is the full prison escape movies list, ordered from best to worst.

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    the people's #1
    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 47
    Down 1
    1963 More
    93
    added by: Lee Kirby
  3. 3
    Up 27
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    most listed
    Cool Hand Luke

    1967 More
    88
    added by: Lee Kirby
  4. 4
    Up 41
    Down 7
    1979 More
    81
    added by: Lee Kirby
  5. 5
    Up 17
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    often listed
    Escape from New York

    1981 More
    74
    added by: Lee Kirby
  6. 6
    Up 23
    Down 3
    1973 More
    73
    added by: Lee Kirby
  7. 7
    Up 16
    Down 4
    1953 More
    72
    added by: Lee Kirby
  8. 8
    Up 31
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    1999 More
    71
    added by: Lee Kirby
  9. 9
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    ranked low on reranks
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?

    2000 More
    71
  10. 10
    Up 15
    Down 6
    1978 More
    63
    added by: Lee Kirby
  11. 11
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    1993 More
    60
    added by: Lee Kirby
  12. 12
    Up 14
    Down 9
    1997 More
    60
    added by: Lee Kirby
  13. 13
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    1962 More
    57
    added by: Lee Kirby
  14. 14
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    2002 More
    56
    added by: Lee Kirby
  15. 15
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    ranked low on reranks
    Shutter Island

    2010 More
    53
  16. 16
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    1987 More
    49
  17. 17
    Up 4
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    1999 More
    43
    added by: ohdatt
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    La Grande Illusion

    1937 More
    43
    added by: PeteBoyle
  19. 19
    Up 9
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    1998 More
    40
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    Up 9
    Down 6
    1986 More
    39
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    2010 More
    39
    added by: wiabux
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    2009 More
    38
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    1989 More
    37
    added by: bojanthebest
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    1958 More
    36
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    1994 More
    36
    added by: bojanthebest
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    1991 More
    35
    added by: bojanthebest
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    1980 More
    35
    added by: bojanthebest
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    1965 More
    30
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