A man is walking down the long corridor, while making a clanging sound with the baton on the thick iron grill. As his footsteps go away, a pair of hands start scrapping at the weakest point of the wall, hidden behind a makeshift ruse.
You have guessed it right.. It’s a prison break! Prison break movies have been Hollywood’s safest bets over the years. Sometimes actual escapes have been the topic of interest of those movies, where as sometimes it’s real imitating reel. Here is the list of top prison escape movies ever. You can watch some of these prison break movies on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
10. The Escapist (2008)
A group of motley prisoners decide to break out of high security jail for varied reasons of their own. The leader of the pack is Frank who wants to meet his dying daughter. The group also involves a street fighting thief, a drug dealer and a newbie. Between their freedom stands the ruthless king of the cell – Rizza. The twist in the climax which is heavily inspired from the civil war short story ‘An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge’ is the deal clincher here.
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9. Escape From Alcatraz (1979)
Visiting Alcatraz I realized why nobody could escape it. And I was in awe of Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers. Because they were the only people who broke out of Alcatraz. Clint Eastwood starred ‘Escape from Alcatraz’ is a cinematic reenactment of the actual incident where the escapees made papier-màché dummies resembling their faces and fled the island on rafts made of raincoats. It’s said that apart from their clothes on the bank of San Francisco bay, no trace was ever found of the prisoners.
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