Most Popular Attempted Escape Movies and TV Shows
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1. The Princess Bride (1987)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
While home sick in bed, a young boy's grandfather reads him the story of a farmboy-turned-pirate who encounters numerous obstacles, enemies and allies in his quest to be reunited with his true love.
Votes: 379,675 | Gross: $30.86M
2. Split (IX) (2016)
PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller
Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.
Votes: 401,670 | Gross: $138.29M
3. The Great Escape (1963)
Not Rated | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
Votes: 216,623 | Gross: $12.10M
4. Misery (1990)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse.
Votes: 176,183 | Gross: $61.28M
5. Planet of the Apes (1968)
G | 112 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi
An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.
Votes: 161,379 | Gross: $33.40M
7. From Beyond (1986)
R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of scientists have developed the Resonator, a machine which allows whoever is within range to see beyond normal perceptible reality. But when the experiment succeeds, they are immediately attacked by terrible life forms.
Votes: 21,379 | Gross: $1.26M
8. The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
R | 92 min | Horror
A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.
Votes: 71,007 | Gross: $0.18M
9. Excalibur (1981)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Merlin the magician helps Arthur Pendragon unite the Britons around the Round Table of Camelot, even as dark forces conspire to tear it apart.
Votes: 55,681 | Gross: $34.97M
10. The Flintstones (1994)
PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
In a parallel modern-day Stone Age world, a working-class family, the Flintstones, are set up for an executive job. But they learn that money can't buy happiness.
Votes: 73,585 | Gross: $130.51M
11. The New Guy (2002)
PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy
A high school senior branded uncool in the ninth grade gets himself expelled so he changes his image to cool kid at the town's other high school.
Votes: 32,948 | Gross: $28.97M
13. Children of the Corn (1984)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believes that everyone over age 18 must be killed.
Votes: 45,503 | Gross: $14.57M
14. Berlin Syndrome (2017)
R | 116 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.
Votes: 20,790 | Gross: $0.03M
15. Chopping Mall (1986)
R | 77 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A group of young shopping mall employees stay behind for a late night party in one of the stores. When the mall goes on lock-down before they can get out, the robot security system malfunctions, and goes on a killing spree.
16. Skyline (2010)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth.
Votes: 85,333 | Gross: $21.37M
17. Eye of the Needle (1981)
R | 112 min | Romance, Thriller, War
A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.
Votes: 9,144 | Gross: $17.58M
18. Clockstoppers (2002)
PG | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A teenager accidentally activates a machine that enables him to speed up his body so that other people seem to be standing still.
Votes: 13,089 | Gross: $36.99M
21. Lock Up (1989)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
With only six months left of his sentence, inmate Frank Leone is transferred from a minimum security prison to a maximum security prison by a vindictive warden.
Votes: 36,971 | Gross: $22.10M
22. La Grande Illusion (1937)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War
During WWI, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are eventually sent to a seemingly inescapable fortress.
Votes: 32,768 | Gross: $0.17M
24. Baby Geniuses (1999)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
Scientists hold super intelligent talking babies captive, but things take a turn for the worse when a mix-up occurs between a baby genius and its twin.
Votes: 24,617 | Gross: $27.14M
26. Private Obsession (1995 Video)
R | 103 min | Drama, Thriller
Emanuelle, a world famous fashion model, is held captive by Richard Tate, a crazed fan. Richard wants her for himself but Emanuelle uses her assets to try and escape.
27. The Protector (1985)
R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Two New York City cops, Billy Wong and Danny Garoni, head to Hong Kong after the daughter of a rich businessman is kidnapped by the drug lord, Mr. Ko.
Votes: 3,875 | Gross: $0.98M
28. Dr. Giggles (1992)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A madman who believes he's a doctor comes to the town where his crazy father was killed, and soon begins murdering people and becoming infatuated with a teenage girl who has a heart condition.
Votes: 5,586 | Gross: $8.40M
29. The Killing Room (2009)
R | 93 min | Mystery, Thriller
Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program.
30. Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Crime
Charles Dreyfus encounters Jacques Gambrelli, who reminds him painfully of Inspector Clouseau, the man who drove him insane. With good reason: Gambrelli is Clouseau's son.
Votes: 4,709 | Gross: $2.46M
31. The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985 TV Movie)
95 min | Action, War
During WW2, American General Worden orders Major Reisman to pick 12 soldiers from the military prison for the dangerous mission of killing a Nazi General.
32. That Cold Day in the Park (1969)
R | 113 min | Drama, Thriller
A rich but lonely woman, Frances Austen, one day invites a homeless young man from a nearby park to her apartment and offers to let him live there. However, she has no intention of ever letting him leave again.
Votes: 1,327 | Gross: $1.06M
35. The Hurricane (1937)
Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, Romance
A Polynesian sailor -- unjustly imprisoned after defending himself against a colonial bully -- is relentlessly persecuted by his island's martinet French governor.
36. Real Time (2008)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Andy, a hyperactive compulsive gambler, has just been given one hour to live before a hit eliminates him for overdue gambling debts. With the deadline looming, Andy chooses to spend his last hour in more than one unusual way.
37. A Woman's Face (1941)
Passed | 106 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
A female blackmailer with a disfiguring facial scar meets a plastic surgeon who offers her the possibility of looking like a normal woman.
38. Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)
R | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits.
Votes: 1,774 | Gross: $0.04M
40. The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 90 min | Action, War
During WW2, American General Worden orders Major Wright to pick 12 condemned soldiers from the brig and parachute into occupied France where they must destroy a Nazi nerve gas facility and extricate the foreign scientists working there.
41. Territories (2010)
91 min | Horror, Thriller
Five friends return home from a marriage in Canada to the United States. Not far from the border, two customs officers stop them to check their identity.
43. The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Western
Marshal Jake Wade aids outlaw Clint Hollister escape jail but Clint wants to know where Wade hid an old hold-up loot taken while both men were outlaws in the same gang.
44. The Dark Past (1948)
Passed | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
An escaped psychopathic killer who takes the family and neighbors of police psychologist hostage reveals a recurring nightmare to the doctor.
45. The Banker (1989)
R | 92 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller
High-priced prostitutes are being systematically murdered, their corpses mutilated, and a bizarre South American symbol painted in blood is found at the scene. The cop investigating is out to solve the crime before his ex wife, a reporter, becomes the next victim.
46. Phantasmagoria (1995 Video Game)
M | Adventure, Horror
A young successful author and her photographer husband buy a stunning and mysterious mansion on the outskirts of a small town in New England, but soon enough start to experience maddening horrors of its previous owner.
49. Gunaah (2002)
135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Tough cop Prabha (Bipasha Basu) is haunted by the demons of her past. Being an illegitimate daughter of a prostitute, she has had a very bad childhood and there once occurred an incident in... See full summary »
50. The Criminal Code (1930)
Passed | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
After a failed attempt at running for governor, D.A. Mark Brady is appointed warden of the state prison where many of the criminals he prosecuted are incarcerated.