35 Best Escape From Prison Movies of All Time to Watch in 2022


35 Best Escape from prison movies to watch in 2022: Many people will agree with me that prison movies are one of the best genres of movies, owing to the fact that their storylines are more realistic compared to others, and this is due to the fact that most times, they’re based on true life events. And today, I’ll be showing you some of the best escape from prison movies you should definitely see this year.

Escape from prison movies

So, you’re ready?

Sure, then let’s begin. #enjoy.

Movie guides

The Best Escape From Prison Movies To See in 2022

Below Zero20211h 46m6.2/10
Escape from Pretoria20201h 46m6.8/10
40 Sticks20201h 32m6.7/10
Spenser Confidential20201h 51m6.2/10
Miracle In Cell No. 720192h 12m8.2/10
The Platform20191h 34m7.0/10
Escape Plan: The Extractors20191h 37m4.4/10
Freedom At Midnight20182h 18m7.4/10
Escape Plan 2: Hades20181h 36m3.9/10
Papillon20172h 13m7.2/10
Maze20171h 32m5.9/10
Riot20151h 27m5.2/10
Convict20141h 50m5.4/10
Get the Gringo20141h 36m6.9/10
Escape Plan20131h 56m6.7/10
The Next Three Days20102h 13m7.3/10
Law Abiding Citizen20091h 49m7.4/10
I Love You Phillip Morris20091h 38m6.6/10
The Escapist20081h 42m6.7/10
The Count of Monte Cristo20022h 11m7.7/10
Murder in the First19952h 2m7.3/10
The Shawshank Redemption19942h 22m9.3/10
The Fugitive19932h 107.8/10
Down by Law19861h 47m7.7/10
Runaway Train19851h 51m7.2/10
Victory19811h 56m6.6/10
Escape from New York19811h 39m7.1/10
Escape From Alcatraz19791h 52m7.6/10
Midnight Express19782h 1m7.6/10
Papillon19732h 31m8.0/10
Cool Hand Luke19672h 7m8.1/10
The Great Escape19632h 52m8.2/10
Le Trou (The Hole)19602h 11m8.5/10
A Man Escaped19561h 41m8.3/10
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Movies to watch immediately

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption is by far one of the most rated and fan-favorite prison movies to date. Released in 1994, it has been nominated for various types of awards, including Oscars, and has won a good bunch of them.

The story centers on two prison inmates, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) and Ellis Boyd Redding (Morgan Freedom) who become friends while serving time in prison, the ups and downs of prison life, and how Andy finally manages to escape, having directed Redd on how to find him if he eventually gets out of prison.

The Platform

The Platform is a Netflix original film released in 2019, it’s a mixture of Sci-fi, horror, and thriller all brought together to make up one of the best prison-inspired movies you can find on Netflix right now.

The film is set in a vertical prison system with one cell per level, and two inmates in a cell. Only one food platform, and two minutes per day to feed. The residents at the top cells get to feed as much as they want, with each level getting only the leftovers from the previous ones.


People at the bottom level will find a new means to survive the month either by drinking just water or by one cellmate killing the other and feeding on his/her carcass.

Miracle in Cell No. 7

Miracle in Cell No. 7 is a movie that will leave you with mixed emotions of both happiness and sadness as the film travels down a storyline of a mentally derailed father who was wrongly accused of killing a general’s only daughter, which earns him a death sentence by hanging and is afterward thrown in prison while waiting for the day of his execution.

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He later found love in the prison from his fellow cell inmates, and later goes ahead to escape when one of the inmates decides to hang on the rope in his place.

Papillon (2017)

Papillon is a remake of the 1973 movie with the same title, which in return, was also based on the international best-selling autobiographical books “Papillon” and “Banco”.

The film follows the epic story of Henri “Papillon” Charrière (Charlie Hunnam), a Paris safecracker who is framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island. Determined to regain his freedom, Papillon forms an unlikely alliance with quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega (Rami Malek), who in exchange for protection, agrees to finance Papillon’s escape.


But things never went as planned during the first and second escape attempts, until the third one, but not after having spent 8 years in prison, with 7 years of it in solitary confinement.

The Next Three Days

The Next Three Days tells a story of a wife, Lara Brennan (Elizabeth Banks) who was wrongfully arrested and convicted of murdering her boss. Her husband, John Brennan (Russell Crowe), after spending quite a few years trying to prove her innocence with no luck, decides to break her free instead.

Law Abiding Citizen

Released in 2009, Law Abiding Citizen tells the story of a man, Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler), who was made to watch the gruesome murder of his wife and daughter by two burglars who came into his home at night.

Frustrated by the justice system that lets one of his family’s murderers free just after a few years in prison, Clyde decided to take the laws into his hands, even if it takes him to go to prison while sneaking out at intervals through a secret tunnel he has dug in order to carry out his plans.

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So, these are some of the very best escape from prison movies of all time that you can start watching right now.


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