Highest-Rated Movies about 'Escape', Sort by Popularity


Tower (2016), Cell 211 (2009), Detour (1945), The Ring (1998), Grand Illusion (1937), Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse (2017), Zama (2017), Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Escape movies.


Tower (2016)

On Aug. 1st, 1966, a sniper rides the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opens fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunfire ends, the toll includes 16 dead, 36 wounded and a shaken nation.

college student, professor, police officer, doctor, nurse, chilling, eerie

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Cell 211 (2009)

When an inmate leads a rebellion, a young guard tries to survive by impersonating a prisoner.

warrior, inmate, prisoners, thrilling, cell, basque country, rebellion

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Detour (1945)

A down-and-out piano player becomes involved with a mysterious woman and two murders as he hitchhikes west.

pianist, singer, driver, femme fatale, girlfriend, brooding, dark

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The Ring (1998)

When her niece is found dead along with three friends after viewing a supposedly cursed videotape, reporter Reiko Asakawa (Nanako Matsushima) sets out to investigate. Along with her ex-husband, Ryuji (Hiroyuki Sanada), Reiko finds the tape, watches it -- and promptly receives a phone call informing her that she'll die in a week. Determined to get to the bottom of the curse, Reiko and Ryuji discover the video's origin and attempt to solve an old murder that could break the spell.

reporter, ex-husband, teenager, niece, friend, creepy, frightening

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Grand Illusion (1937)

World War I French fliers (Pierre Fresnay, Jean Gabin) become captives of a German aristocrat (Erich von Stroheim) who considers one of them his equal.

captain, soldier, captor, widow, powerful, amusing, touching

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Hagazussa: A Heathen's Curse (2017)

In the 15th century, a young goatherd living alone in a mountain hut feels a dark presence in the woods.

young woman, mother, dead person, witch, child, friend, suspenseful

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Zama (2017)

In the 18th century, a highly-placed servant of the Spanish crown who is obsessed with petty grudges and fantasies plots his transfer to Buenos Aires.

officer, governor, villager, boy, king, bandit, amusing

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Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)

Chinese law mandates that a young woman (Lu Lu) leave her family and travel to the Tibetan countryside for manual labor in 1975.

young girl, rancher, mother, sister, father, friend, moving

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The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (1987)

Jobless and desperate, World War I veteran Robert Eliot Burns (Val Kilmer) is arrested for theft and sentenced to work on a prison chain gang. Eager to get away from brutal Warden Hardy (Charles Durning), Burns busts out of jail. Suddenly free, he woos foxy stranger Emily Del Pino Pacheco (Sonia Braga). Soon, though, the romance sours, and, without cover from Emily, Burns is left with nowhere to hide. To his dismay, he might just find himself making a return journey to Hardy's chain gang.

criminal, prisoner, prison guard, warden, cellmate, beautiful woman, rousing

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Special (2019)

A gay man with mild cerebral palsy decides to finally go after the life he wants.

young man, psychologist, businessman, nemesis, amusing, engaging, offbeat

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The Secret World of Arrietty (2010)

A secret friendship blossoms between a human boy and a tiny girl who lives with her family beneath the floorboards of his home.

girl, human, boy, aunt, family member, heartwarming, spectacular

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Belle Epoque (1992)

An artist's (Fernando Fernán Gómez) four daughters seduce a willing army deserter (Jorge Sanz) in 1930s Spain.

deserter, wealthy man, daughter, widow, lesbian, social climber, amusing

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The Evil Dead (1981)

Teens (Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Betsy Baker) in a remote cabin accidentally resurrect demonic forces with a taped incantation and the Book of the Dead.

teenager, girlfriend, friend, monster, living dead, dark, gory

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Globe-trotting archaeologist Indiana Jones races the Nazis for possession of a legendary religious artifact.

archaeologist, villain, explorer, love interest, former lover, nazi, thrilling

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The Mermaid (2016)

A beautiful mermaid (Jelly Lin) falls for a developer (Deng Chao) who threatens the ecosystem of her species.

real estate agent, mermaid, sea creature, beautiful woman, airy, emotional, heartwarming

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Sparrow (2008)

A gang of pickpockets preys on people in the streets of Hong Kong.

mysterious woman, mistress, engaging, hong kong, advice, beauty, mystery

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The Unloved (2009)

Lucy is 11-years-old and lives with her father. One day, not for the first time, he beats her. The next time she returns to school, Lucy asks to see her social worker Jackie. Lucy is known to social services and has been in foster care before, but none of her foster parents have any placements available. Jackie takes her to a children's home, Crop Row, where she is left with nothing except the school uniform she is wearing.

child, father, social worker, teen girl, dark, sad, raw

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The Circle (2000)

Two women in Iran are given temporary leave from prison and attempt to flee to one of the women's hometown, but are caught by police. Meanwhile, one of their friends who has escaped jail is pregnant and in need of an abortion. "The Circle" tells the story of each of these women by shifting back and forth between them.

woman, friend, husband, prostitute, prisoner, pregnant woman, suspenseful

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Last Resort (2000)

A Russian woman (Dina Korzun) traveling with her son (Artyom Strelnikov) seeks political asylum when her fiance fails to meet her plane.

mother, son, russian, fiancé, business owner, friend, sad

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Paragraph 175 (2000)

Filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman chronicle the persecution of homosexuals under the Third Reich. Narrated by Rupert Everett.

resistance fighter, jew, hitler youth, survivor, bleak, dark, intense

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A Regular Woman (2019)

A German woman of Turkish descent struggles to achieve the life she wants. Faced by opposition and threats from her family, she leaves.

young woman, family, husband, abusive husband, father, turkish man, engaging

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Mariachi (1992)

Henchmen mistake a traveling musician (Carlos Gallardo) for a crazed killer (Reinol Martinez) in a small Mexican town.

guitarist, hit man, gang member, bar owner, thrilling, witty, small town

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The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

innocent man, prisoner, warden, guard, banker, friend, powerful

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Godzilla (1954)

A fire-breathing behemoth terrorizes Japan after an atomic bomb awakens it from its centuries-old sleep.

godzilla, japanese man, japanese woman, japanese soldier, child, scientist, brooding

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Crime Story (1993)

A Hong Kong detective (Jackie Chan) teams with a police veteran (Kent Cheng) to rescue a wealthy businessman from kidnappers.

inspector, asian-american, businessman, kidnapper, criminal, airy, amusing

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Of Gods and Men (2010)

An order of Trappist monks whose members include Christian (Lambert Wilson) and Luc (Michael Lonsdale) live among the Muslim population in a quiet corner of Algeria. As the country is plunged into civil war in the mid-1990s, the men of God must decide whether to stay among the impoverished residents who have been their neighbors, or flee the encroaching fundamentalist terrorists. The situation that unfolds, based on actual events, has tragic consequences.

monk, doctor, terrorist, muslim, catholic, powerful, tense

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House Party (1990)

Kid is grounded by his dad for fighting, but he is determined to sneak out to go to a huge party at Play's house and meet up with the hottest girl in school.

student, father, dj, rapper, bully, love interest, amusing

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Our Father (2002)

A teenager (Ahidjo Mahamat Moussa) and his younger brother (Hamza Moctar Aguid) search for their father after he fails to come home one day.

brother, mute person, mother, teacher, boy, father, tender

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The Man on the Train (2002)

A prospective bank robber (Johnny Hallyday) and a retired teacher (Jean Rochefort) secretly dream about having each other's lives.

thief, friend, professor, banker, retiree, witty, winsome

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Bad Company (1972)

A young man evading the Civil War encounters a conniving drifter and his lawless gang after venturing into the West.

outlaw, soldier, farmer, con artist, sheriff, bleak, thrilling

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