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.

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    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson

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    Clint Eastwood, Danny Glover, Patrick McGoohan

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    Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy

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    Tom Hanks, Sam Rockwell, Michael Clarke Duncan

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine

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    William Holden, Peter Graves, Otto Preminger

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    George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Nicolas Cage, Steve Buscemi, John Malkovich

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    Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Telly Savalas

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    John Hurt, Randy Quaid, Brad Davis

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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    added by Lee Kirby
    Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce

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    added by Lee Kirby
    Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Black

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    Nicolas Cage, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery, Martin Lawrence

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    Erich von Stroheim, Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio

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    Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis

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    Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Carl Switzer

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    Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Tom Waits, Ellen Barkin, Roberto Benigni

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    Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks, Russell Crowe

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