Prison escape movies give thrills to the audience. The planning and plotting by escapers and the twist and turns almost in every moment of the film is well-liked by the audience. And here are the top four Prison escapes movies.
- Escape from Alcatraz
This is a 1979 movie, starter by Clint Eastwood. The movie is based on a non fiction book of the same name. This movie is considered one of the best movies when it comes to a prison escape, here Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood) who was having exceptional IQ makes the plan to escape from Alcatraz which was considered as the maximum-security prison situated at an island. The movie is all about planning the escape that how Frank and his four friends dig in their cell, how they make clones of themselves to be placed on the cell bed while they escape from the prison. This movie won’t make you feel bored for a second. Shows like prison break copies some scenes from this movie.
IMDB rating: 7.6
- Papillon 1973
The movie is starred by famous Steve McQueen as Papillon and Dustin Hoffman as Louis Dega. This movie is based on a real story of French convict Henry Charrière. This movie is about the friendship between both of them that how they fight against the several prison challenges, how they face the jungle work given by prison officials also how Papillon survives in confinement. You will enjoy survival and several failed escapes by Papillon and Louis Dega in this movie. The screenplay of the movie is amazing. The location of the scenes is jaw-dropping. Everything in the movie is top-notch. And most preferably the ending of the movie how only Papillon manages to escape from the Prison will blow your mind. This is considered as the best prison escape movies of all time.
IMDB ratings: 8
- The great escape
This movie is starred by famous Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough. This movie was released in 1963 which was based on the famous nonfiction book of Paul Brickhill which was based on a true story. The plot is, the German Armed moves the escaped Allied POWs to a new high-security prison of war camp. And from day one when they came to that prison, they started to try escape but could not be able to do so. Then the prisoner war committee makes a plan to build a runner and break out 250 men. How they build three tunnels in the prison, how they make a map of the prison and outside vicinity, and how they work together to break out from the prison is very planned and very amazing. When you are really a fan of prison escape movies then this movie is for you, where you would see various different ways tried by the prisoners to escape.
IMDB ratings: 8.2
- The Shawshank Redemption
This is the most highly rated movie on IMDB. This is considered as the best movie ever made to date. The movie released in 1994 starred by Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins based on the 1982 Stephen King novella Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption. It is the story of a banker Andy (Tim Robbins) who was sentenced for life imprisonment for murdering his wife, he was to Shawshank State Penitentiary. He became a friend of Ellis (Morgan Freeman) in the prison and became instrumental in a money-laundering operation led by the prison warden Samuel Norton. Andy helps the prison to make it a better place for the prisoners, as he was in good books of the warden, he provided books, library, learning classes, sewing classes to the prisoners. The story and twist, in the end, will blow your mind that how Andy solely managed to plan the escape from prison and managed to dig a tunnel with such a small hammer. The whole movie is amazing from the beginning to the end. The movie does justice to it’s IMDB ratings and truly is a masterpiece.
IMDB ratings: 9.3