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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, 2h7
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Prison films, Transport films, Rail transport films, Motocyclette, Political films, Évasion, Alternate history films
Actors Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, Denholm Elliott, Julian Glover, River Phoenix, Alex Hyde-White

In 1912, 13-year-old Indiana Jones is horseback riding with his Boy Scout troop in Moab, Utah. While scouting caves, Indy discovers a group of grave robbers who have found a golden crucifix belonging to Coronado and steals it from them, hoping to donate it to a museum. The men give chase through a passing circus train, leaving Indy with a bloody cut across his chin from a bullwhip and new phobia of snakes. Indy escapes, but the local sheriff makes him return the crucifix. Impressed with Indy's bravery, the leader of the robbers gives Indy his fedora.
The Silence of the Lambs, 1h58
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Prison films, Psychologie, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Évasion, Tiré d'une œuvre de Thomas Harris, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn, Ted Levine, Charles Napier, Anthony Heald

Clarice Starling (Jodie Foster) is pulled from her training at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia by Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn) of the Bureau's Behavioral Science Unit. He assigns her to interview Hannibal Lecter, a former psychiatrist and incarcerated cannibalistic serial killer, whose insight might prove useful in the pursuit of a serial killer nicknamed "Buffalo Bill", who skins his female victims' corpses.
Escape Plan, 1h55
Directed by Mikael Håfström
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Seafaring films, Prison films, Transport films, Évasion, Buddy films
Actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jim Caviezel, Amy Ryan, Vincent d’Onofrio, 50 Cent

Ray Breslin is a former prosecutor who co-owns Breslin-Clark, a Los Angeles–based security firm specializing in testing the reliability of maximum security prisons. He spends his life getting into prisons to study their designs and the guards' habits to find and exploit their weaknesses, thus enabling him to escape without a hitch or a victim. His goal is to ensure that criminals sent to prison stay inside by eliminating the weakness of every prison; Breslin's wife and child were murdered by an escaped convict he had successfully prosecuted.
Out of Sight, 2h3
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Prison films, Psychologie, Évasion, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Dennis Farina, Steve Zahn

A career bank robber, Jack Foley (George Clooney), and a U.S. Marshal, Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez), are forced to share a car trunk during Foley's escape from a Florida prison. After he completes his getaway, Foley is chased by Sisco while he and his friends—right-hand man Buddy (Ving Rhames) and unreliable associate Glenn (Steve Zahn)—work their way north to Bloomfield Hills, a wealthy northern suburb of Detroit. There they plan to pay a visit to shady businessman Ripley (Albert Brooks), who foolishly bragged to them in prison years before about a cache of uncut diamonds hidden in his home.
O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 1h46
Directed by Frères Coen
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films based on mythology, Prison films, Radio, Transport films, Musiques du monde, Musical films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Évasion, Road movies, Buddy films, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Chris Thomas King, Holly Hunter

Three convicts, Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney), known as Everett, Pete Hogwallop (John Turturro) and Delmar O’Donnel (Tim Blake Nelson) escape from a chain gang and set out to retrieve the $1.2 million that Everett buried. The three get a lift from a blind man driving a handcar on a railway. He tells them that they will find a fortune, but not the one they seek. The trio make their way to Pete’s cousin Wash’s house. They remove their chains and sleep in the barn, but Wash betrays them and they are woken by policemen led by Sheriff Cooley, who have them surrounded. The police try to smoke them out, but Wash’s son rescues them.
Papillon
Papillon (1973)
, 2h5
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Transport films, Évasion
Actors Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, Victor Jory, Don Gordon, Bill Mumy, George Coulouris

1930's France. Henri Charrière (Steve McQueen), a safecracker nicknamed Papillon because of the butterfly tattoo on his chest, is wrongly convicted of murdering a pimp, he is being framed for the crime. He is sentenced to life imprisonment within the penal system in French Guiana. En route, he meets a fellow convict, Louis Dega (Dustin Hoffman), a forger and embezzler who is convinced that his wife will secure his release. Dega hires Papillon as his bodyguard, but the two eventually develop a friendship.
The Deer Hunter, 3h2
Directed by Michael Cimino
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Politique, Prison films, Political films, Évasion, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Savage, John Cazale, Meryl Streep, George Dzundza

In Clairton, a small working-class town in western Pennsylvania, in late 1967, Russian American steel workers Michael "Mike" Vronsky (Robert De Niro), Steven Pushkov (John Savage), and Nikanor "Nick" Chebotarevich (Christopher Walken), with the support of their friends and coworkers Stan (John Cazale) and Peter "Axel" Axelrod (Chuck Aspegren) and local bar owner and friend John Welsh (George Dzundza), prepare for two rites of passage: marriage and military service.
Escape from Alcatraz, 1h47
Directed by Don Siegel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Prison films, Évasion, Se déroulant à Alcatraz
Actors Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau, Larry Hankin, Paul Benjamin

On January 18, 1960, Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood) arrives at the maximum security prison Alcatraz, having been sent there after escaping from several other prisons. He is sent in to meet the warden (Patrick McGoohan), who curtly informs him that no one has ever escaped from Alcatraz. Eventually he meets his old friends, bank robber brothers John and Clarence Anglin (Fred Ward and Jack Thibeau), and he makes the acquaintance of the prisoner in the cell next to his, car thief Charley Butts (Larry Hankin). Morris befriends numerous other inmates, including English (Paul Benjamin), a black inmate serving two life sentences for killing two white men in self-defense; the eccentric Litmus (Frank Ronzio) who keeps a pet mouse and calls himself Al Capone, and the elderly artist and chrysanthemum grower Doc (Roberts Blossom).
Hart's War
Hart's War (2002)
, 2h5
Directed by Gregory Hoblit
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War
Themes Prison films, Political films, Évasion
Actors Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Demoustier, Cole Hauser, Marcel Iureș, Linus Roache

During World War II, U.S. Army intelligence officer First Lieutenant Thomas Hart (Farrell) is captured by German forces. While interrogating Hart, the Germans coerce him to divulge intelligence by taking away his boots, causing his feet to become frostbitten and badly injured, and leaving him, naked, in a very cold cell. He is then transferred by train to Stalag VI-A prisoner of war camp at Hemer, Germany. While en route, a P-51 Mustang attacks (the letters POW were painted on the top of the train, but got covered by thick snow). To save themselves, the POWs leave the train and spell P-O-W with their bodies and prevent further strafing.
The Shawshank Redemption, 2h22
Directed by Frank Darabont
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Prison films, Évasion, Films about capital punishment, Buddy films
Actors Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler, James Whitmore, Clancy Brown

In 1947 Portland, Maine, banker Andy Dufresne is convicted of murdering his wife and her lover and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences at the fictional Shawshank State Penitentiary in rural Maine. Andy befriends prison contraband smuggler, Ellis "Red" Redding, an inmate serving a life sentence. Red procures a rock hammer and later a large poster of Rita Hayworth for Andy. Working in the prison laundry, Andy is regularly assaulted by the "bull queer" gang "the Sisters" and their leader, Bogs.
The Bridge on the River Kwai, 2h41
Directed by David Lean
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Pont, Prison films, Transport films, Rail transport films, Political films, Évasion
Actors William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Percy Herbert

In World War II, British prisoners arrive by train at a Japanese prison camp in Burma. The commandant, Colonel Saito (Sessue Hayakawa), informs them that all prisoners, regardless of rank, are to work on the construction of a railway bridge over the River Kwai that will connect Bangkok and Rangoon. The senior British officer, Lieutenant Colonel Nicholson (Alec Guinness), reminds Saito that the Geneva Conventions exempt officers from manual labour.
I Love You Phillip Morris, 1h33
Directed by Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Prison films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Évasion, Escroquerie, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro, Leslie Mann, Brennan Brown, Michael Showers

Steven Jay Russell (Jim Carrey) is on his deathbed, recalling the events of his life that led him to this point. He spent his early adult years in Virginia Beach as a police officer. He plays the organ at church, has unenthusiastic sex with his wife, Debbie (Leslie Mann), and spends his off hours searching for his biological mother, who placed him for adoption as a child. Steven locates his biological mother, but she rejects him.
Rabbit-Proof Fence, 1h34
Directed by Phillip Noyce
Origin Australie
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Prison films, Films about racism, Transport films, Évasion
Actors Everlyn Sampi, Kenneth Branagh, David Gulpilil, Jason Clarke, Deborah Mailman, Garry McDonald

Set in 1931, two sisters, 14-year-old Molly and 8-year-old Daisy, and their 10-year-old cousin Gracie live in the Western Australian town of Jigalong. The town lies along the northern part of Australia's rabbit-proof fence, which runs for several thousand miles.
The Great Escape, 2h52
Directed by John Sturges
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Prison films, Transport films, Aviation films, Motocyclette, Political films, Évasion, Disaster films, Films about aviation accidents or incidents, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence

In 1943, having expended enormous resources on recapturing escaped Allied prisoners of war (POWs), the Germans move the most determined to a new, high-security prisoner of war camp. The commandant, Luftwaffe Colonel von Luger (Hannes Messemer), tells the senior British officer, Group Captain Ramsey (James Donald), "There will be no escapes from this camp." Von Luger points out the various features of the new camp designed to prevent escape, as well as the perks the prisoners will receive as an incentive not to try. After several failed escape attempts on the first day, the POWs settle into life at the prison camp.
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, 1h46
Directed by James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Slim Pickens, Jason Robards, Sam Peckinpah, Bob Dylan, Rudy Wurlitzer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Themes Prison films, Évasion, Gangster films
Actors James Coburn, Kris Kristofferson, Bob Dylan, Slim Pickens, Jason Robards, Harry Dean Stanton

In 1881 in Old Fort Sumner, New Mexico, William H. Bonney, known as Billy the Kid (Kris Kristofferson), is passing the time with friends shooting chickens for fun. An old friend of Billy's, Pat Garrett (James Coburn), rides into town with Deputy Sheriff J.W. Bell (Matt Clark) and joins the diversion. Later, over drinks, Garrett informs Billy that the electorate want him out of the country, and that in five days, when he becomes Sheriff of Lincoln County, he'll make Billy leave.