20 movies like The Shawshank Redemption, ordered by similarity : Papillon(2017), The Old Man & the Gun(2018), I Am David(2004), Maze(2017), Woodpeckers(2017), Inside the Walls of Folsom Prison(1951), Escape From Pretoria(2020), Hannibal Brooks(1969), The Philly Kid(2012), Shepherds and Butchers(2016), The Big House(1930), Cool Hand Luke(1967) ...
Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.
Adventure, History, Biography, Drama
Wrongfully convicted for murder, Henri Charriere forms an unlikely relationship with fellow inmate and quirky convicted counterfeiter Louis Dega, in an attempt to escape from the notorious penal colony on Devil's Island.
Comedy, Mystery & Thriller, Drama
Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public.
A twelve-year-old boy escapes from a Bulgarian Communist concentration camp and sets out on a journey to reach Denmark.
Mystery & Thriller, Drama
Inspired by the true events of the 1983 breakout of 38 Irish Republican prisoners from the Maze prison in Northern Ireland.
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Incarcerated in the Dominican Republic, an inmate uses sign language to communicate with his imprisoned girlfriend at an adjacent institution.
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At California's Folsom Prison, escape attempts and riots are on the rise due to the old-school sadistic style of management of a brutal warden.
Mystery & Thriller, Drama
Based on the real-life prison break of two political captives, Escape From Pretoria is a race-against-time thriller set in the tumultuous apartheid days of South Africa.
Comedy, War, Drama
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A prisoner of war working at a zoo gets the chance to escape from the Germans, so he does and he takes with him the elephant that he's been caring for. Together they head for the Swiss border and freedom.
Action, Crime, Drama
A former NCAA champion wrestler, paroled after ten years in prison, agrees to a series of cage fights to save a friend's life and is asked to do the impossible - lose.
A lawyer takes on a case of a prison guard in South Africa who is traumatized by the executions he's witnessed.
A convict falls in love with his new cellmate's sister, only to become embroiled in a planned break-out which is certain to have lethal consequences.
A laid back Southern man is sentenced to two years in a rural prison, but refuses to conform.
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In 1943, an Italian-administered P.O.W. camp for captured Allies goes through a series of failed escapes only to culminate in a daring plan for a dramatic mass escape.
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Billy Hayes, an American college student, is caught smuggling drugs out of Turkey and thrown into prison.
Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him.
Marcia Cameron (Mae Clark), a gangster's moll, quits her racketeering boyfriend Dapper Dan Tyler (Robert Ellis) for a respectable rich man, Bob Henderson (Jmaes Hall), but after giving ... See full summary »
War, Drama, History
A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Three friends growing up in India at the turn of the millennium set out to open a training academy to produce the country's next cricket stars.
In the tradition of "Crash" comes this explosive new Australian drama. 19 year-old Matt struggles to rebuild his life after a tragic car accident. For a while he finds comfort in the arms ... See full summary »
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Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan, is befriended as a teenager in a British labor camp by a liberal warden.