Best Escape Movies

  • Rescue Dawn

    Rescue Dawn (PG-13, 2007)

    Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Zach Grenier, Yuttana Muenwaja
    Acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog returns to direct his first feature since 2001's Invincible with t... read morehis dramatic action film inspired by his own 1997 documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly and detailing the escape efforts of a German-American pilot who was taken as a prisoner-of-war after being shot down over Laos during the Vietnam War. When U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler (Christian Bale) escaped death after being shot down over one of the most intense front lines in the Vietnam War, his troubles were only beginning. Subsequently taken captive by the enemy and forced to endure a harrowing stint in a Vietnamese prison camp, Dengler and his fellow captives stage a death-defying escape that would later inspire one of Germany's most accomplished directors to capture the remarkable tale on camera. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb628348477: Epic story of escape during the Vietnam war- but the emotional connection between the prisoners/escapees gets lost
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
    • worleyjamers
      worleyjamers: One of the best escape scenes I've ever seen. An excellent movie. I recommend it.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
    • jamers2011
      jamers2011: One of the best escape scenes I've ever seen. An excellent movie. I recommend it.
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Escape from Alcatraz

    Escape from Alcatraz (PG, 1979)

    Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom, Jack Thibeau, Fred Ward
    No one can escape from Alcatraz, right? Try telling that to lifer Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood). Thi... read mores Donald Siegel-directed nailbiter is a reenactment of Frank Morris' 1962 attempt to bust himself and two other cons out of The Rock. Eastwood, as Morris, tilts with nasty warden Patrick McGoohan for a while, befriends several fellow prisoners, and picks the guys with whom he'll make his escape. Among his break-out buddies are the Anglin Brothers (Fred Ward and Jack Thibeau), with whom he'd served in other lockups, and several others who've got their own special reasons to despise the sadistic McGoohan. Filmed on location at the newly renovated Alcatraz, Escape From Alcatraz was another box-office winner for the Eastwood/Siegel combo. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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      fb37706092: A truly fantastic look at the supposed only successful escape from Alcatraz which makes sure to leave you with your own interpretation of whether or not th
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
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      fb614682813: A great escape film with an excellent Eastwood performance.
      Reviewed 11 months days ago
    • art2660
      art2660: When the guards are about to pass by the escape attempted prisoners, your heart is thumping with them.
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
  • The Great Escape

    The Great Escape (Unrated, 1963)

    Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson
    Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 the day of performance. Proceeds benefit Capital University's The... read more Schumacher Gallery. Please join the reception after the show! Originally released on the Fourth of July in 1963, THE GREAT ESCAPE returns for its 50th anniversary in partnership with The Schumacher Gallery's exhibit: Memories of World War II: Photographs from the Archives of The Associated Press THE GREAT ESCAPE is based on a true story of Allied prisoners of war who managed to escape from an allegedly impenetrable Nazi prison camp during World War II. The prisoners, led by Richard Attenborough, as the British soldier who masterminds the plan, develop a scheme where they will leave the camp by building three separate escape tunnels. Attenborough's motley squad features Charles Bronson as a Polish trench-digging expert, James Garner as an American with a talent for theft, Donald Pleasence as a masterful forger, and Steve McQueen as an American rebel. An epic adventure film, THE GREAT ESCAPE runs nearly three hours, featuring a rousing Elmer Bernstein score and exciting action sequences -- including a notorious motorcycle chase between McQueen and the Nazis -- the likes of which had never been seen before in Hollywood productions.
    • frankjuteau
      frankjuteau: Un bon vieux classique de 1963 qui n'était pas dans mes archives cinématographiques, ça ne peut pas
      Reviewed 22 months days ago
    • 00Film
      00Film: .

      The story is so simple but it takes you into their world and your part of the escape...this is s sensational film and must see classic of the Mid 60's
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
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      fb633060626: Perhaps the best escape story film ever? Certainly must rank amongst the top few, especially as it us based upon real
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
  • Chicken Run

    Chicken Run (G, 2000)

    Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Miranda Richardson, Jane Horrocks, Lynn Ferguson
    Aardman Animations, the British clay-animation studio that created a cult sensation (and won three A... read morecademy awards) with its short subjects featuring Wallace and Gromit, presents its first feature film, a mixture of comedy and adventure. Mrs. Tweedy (voice of Miranda Richardson) operates a chicken farm, where most of the birds have resigned themselves to a short and uneventful life of producing eggs and ending up as the main course of someone's Sunday dinner. But when Rocky (voice of Mel Gibson), a rooster from America, arrives on the farm, things begin to change. Rocky soon finds romance with a hen named Ginger (voice of Julia Sawalha) who longs for a better life and has been trying to find a way out of the farm for some time; together they devise a plan to escape to freedom. However, Rocky and Ginger soon find themselves racing against the clock when Mrs. Tweedy decides it's time to turn the entire flock into chicken pies. Nick Park, director of the Wallace and Gromit shorts, co-directed Chicken Run with Peter Lord, who produced several Aardman projects and created animation for the TV series Pee-Wee's Playhouse. The voice cast also includes Jane Horrocks, Phil Daniels, and Timothy Spall. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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      fb100001513380747: If you like "Wallace & Gromit," then you'll like this "Great Escape"-like charming film with the sa
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
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      fb100001578199207: I remember this movie when I was a kid and I liked it with the chickens trying to escape.
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
    • fb821880446
      fb821880446: st as rocky, a supposedly flying chicken who can help a bunch of chicken's on an awful chicken farm escape before they are turned in to chicken pies lmao. very funny, well-made film. the animation is
      Reviewed 19 months days ago