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. 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.

List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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  1. 1
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    the people's #1
    The Shawshank Redemption

    1994 More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 50
    Down 1
    1963 More
    94
    added by: Lee Kirby
  3. 3
    Up 29
    Down 2

    most listed
    Cool Hand Luke

    1967 More
    88
    added by: Lee Kirby
  4. 4
    Up 45
    Down 8
    1979 More
    82
    added by: Lee Kirby
  5. 5
    Up 25
    Down 3
    1973 More
    73
    added by: Lee Kirby
  6. 6
    Up 35
    Down 4
    1999 More
    71
    added by: Lee Kirby
  7. 7
    Up 17
    Down 4

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Escape from New York

    1981 More
    69
    added by: Lee Kirby
  8. 8
    Up 37
    Down 7
    2000 More
    65
  9. 9
    Up 17
    Down 5
    1953 More
    65
    added by: Lee Kirby
  10. 10
    Up 16
    Down 10
    1997 More
    60
    added by: Lee Kirby
  11. 11
    Up 32
    Down 6

    ranked low on reranks
    Shutter Island

    2010 More
    58
  12. 12
    Up 12
    Down 7
    1962 More
    58
    added by: Lee Kirby
  13. 13
    Up 16
    Down 7
    1978 More
    57
    added by: Lee Kirby
  14. 14
    Up 11
    Down 10
    1993 More
    53
    added by: Lee Kirby
  15. 15
    Up 13
    Down 6
    2002 More
    51
    added by: Lee Kirby
  16. 16
    Up 18
    Down 9
    1987 More
    47
  17. 17
    Up 5
    Down 4
    1999 More
    43
    added by: ohdatt
  18. 18
    Up 2
    Down 6

    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    La Grande Illusion

    1937 More
    39
    added by: PeteBoyle
  19. 19
    Up 10
    Down 6
    1998 More
    36
  20. 20
    Up 3
    Down 2
    2009 More
    35
  21. 21
    Up 9
    Down 7
    1986 More
    35
  22. 22
    Up 2
    Down 4
    1958 More
    33
  23. 23
    Up 2
    Down 4
    1989 More
    32
    added by: bojanthebest
  24. 24
    Up 2
    Down 4
    1994 More
    32
    added by: bojanthebest
  25. 25
    Up 1
    Down 4
    1991 More
    30
    added by: bojanthebest
  26. 26
    Up 1
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    ranked high on reranks
    Stir Crazy

    1980 More
    30
    added by: bojanthebest
  27. 27
    Up 6
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    2010 More
    27
    added by: wiabux
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