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Best Escape Movies

  • Rescue Dawn

    Rescue Dawn (PG-13, 2007)

    Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Zach Grenier, Yuttana Muenwaja
    In the annals of history's great escapes there is no other story like that of Dieter Dengler, the on... read morely American to ever break out of a POW camp in the impenetrable Laotian jungle. After months plotting his getaway from a harrowing prison and a death-defying journey through some of the world's fiercest wilderness, Dengler appeared at his first press conference looking like a dashing movie star and showing neither sentimentality nor bitterness - simply an indomitable will to survive that allowed him to triumph against impossible odds.
    • fb628348477
      fb628348477: Epic story of escape during the Vietnam war- but the emotional connection between the prisoners/escapees gets lost
      Reviewed 19 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 3 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
    • fb37706092
      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 6 months days ago
    • fb614682813
      fb614682813: A great escape film with an excellent Eastwood performance.
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
    • art2660
      art2660: When the guards are about to pass by the escape attempted prisoners, your heart is thumping with them.
      Reviewed 14 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.
    • fb755078042
      fb755078042: st perfect, fleshing out its characters and setting, containing frank but unforced dialogue, and an escape sequence that rivals among the best of thrillers. The third act was a disappointment, concern
      Reviewed 42 days days ago
    • fb1330040526
      fb1330040526: ttle bit too bright for a film of the subject of concentration camps, but it's a very good survival/escape movie. The ending is the best part though. It's a very entertaining movie.
      Reviewed 3 months days ago
    • frankjuteau
      frankjuteau: Un bon vieux classique de 1963 qui n'était pas dans mes archives cinématographiques, ça ne peut pas
      Reviewed 2 years days ago
  • Chicken Run

    Chicken Run (G, 2000)

    Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Miranda Richardson, Jane Horrocks, Lynn Ferguson
    A comedy drama set on a Yorkshire chicken farm in 1950s England, the story follows the turbulent rom... read moreance between Rocky the Rooster and Ginger the chicken, both of whom yearn for freedom and are planning a daring "prisoner of war" style escape. Both chickens are tired of being repressed and know they face an eventual certain death, so in planning their escape, they rally with their fellow chickens.
    • fb100001578199207
      fb100001578199207: I remember this movie when I was a kid and I liked it with the chickens trying to escape.
      Reviewed 12 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 23 months days ago
    • krix35
      krix35: Fantastic remake of The Great Escape. Almost like a spoof. Very clever.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago