film The Best Prison Escape Movies

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List Rules 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 Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth Tim Robbins

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Escape from Alcatraz Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover Patrick McGoohan

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The Great Escape Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough James Garner

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Papillon Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen Vic Tayback

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Cool Hand Luke Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper George Kennedy

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The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise Sam Rockwell

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? George Clooney, John Goodman Holly Hunter

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Stalag 17 William Holden, Peter Graves Otto Preminger

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Con Air Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich Steve Buscemi

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The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford Tommy Lee Jones

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Shutter Island Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams Mark Ruffalo

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Escape Plan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Prison Escape Movies
Escape Plan Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone 50 Cent

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The Count of Monte Cristo Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel Guy Pearce

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Escape from New York Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell Ernest Borgnine

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Midnight Express John Hurt, Randy Quaid Brad Davis

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Birdman of Alcatraz Burt Lancaster, Telly Savalas Karl Malden

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Law Abiding Citizen Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx Viola Davis

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Raising Arizona Nicolas Cage, John Goodman Holly Hunter

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Demolition Man Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone Jack Black

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The Next Three Days Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks Russell Crowe

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Life Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery Martin Lawrence

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Tango & Cash Sylvester Stallone, Teri Hatcher Kurt Russell

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Stir Crazy Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder Craig T. Nelson

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The Grand Illusion Erich von Stroheim, Jean Gabin Marcel Dalio

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The Defiant Ones Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis Lon Chaney

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No Escape Ray Liotta, David Wenham Lance Henriksen

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Le Trou is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Prison Escape Movies

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Rescue Dawn Christian Bale, Steve Zahn Jeremy Davies

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There Was a Crooked Man... Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda Burgess Meredith

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Out of Sight Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney Samuel L. Jackson

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Down by Law Tom Waits, Ellen Barkin Roberto Benigni

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Hart's War Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell Terrence Howard

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Von Ryan's Express Frank Sinatra, James Brolin Trevor Howard

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The Escapist Sheamus, Brian Cox Damian Lewis

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Wedlock Mimi Rogers, Rutger Hauer Joan Chen