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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.

The Best Prison Escape Movies Films
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    the people's #1
    Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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    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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    George Clooney, John Goodman, Holly Hunter

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    Escape Plan

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    Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce

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    William Holden, Peter Graves, Otto Preminger

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    Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis

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    Leonardo DiCaprio, Michelle Williams, Mark Ruffalo

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    Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kurt Russell, Ernest Borgnine

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    Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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    John Hurt, Randy Quaid, Brad Davis

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    Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies

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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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    Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks, Russell Crowe

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    Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Black

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    Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Burgess Meredith

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    Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard

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    Erich von Stroheim, Jean Gabin, Marcel Dalio

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    Sidney Poitier, Tony Curtis, Lon Chaney Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Sylvester Stallone, Teri Hatcher, Kurt Russell

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    Tom Waits, Ellen Barkin, Roberto Benigni

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    Richard Pryor, Gene Wilder, Craig T. Nelson

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    Ray Liotta, David Wenham, Lance Henriksen Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Frank Sinatra, James Brolin, Trevor Howard

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    Mimi Rogers, Rutger Hauer, Joan Chen

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