The Toptober Tens #6 – Prison Escape Films

For this month’s next Toptober Tens, Here are my Top Ten Favorite Prison Escape films.

Keep in mind, that these are all solely my opinion and part of what I would like to do is open conversation and dialogue between us all over the choices in these lists

Off we go….

10. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

9. I Am A Fugitive of A Chain Gang (1932)

8. A Man Escaped (1956)

7. Escape From Sobibor (1987)

6. Cool Hand Luke (1967)

5. Stalag 17 (1953)

4. Le Grande Illusion (1937) 

3. The Great Escape (1963)

2. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

  1. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)


What do you think?

8 thoughts on “The Toptober Tens #6 – Prison Escape Films

    • Forgot about Escape From Alcatraz. And I once dated a girl whose father was a prison warden. Eastwood was great in that. Still wouldn’t make my Top 10. And I’ve never even been able to make it all the way through PAPILLON in one sitting. But you’ll be happy to know falcon760 that the film is being remade.


  1. Wait, wait, WAIT! Where’s O Brother, Where Art Thou? I love that movie. Hate to be THAT guy, but I find The Great Escape to be way overrated. I’d be much more inclined to love it if the first two acts were chopped in half and it were a 2 hour movie instead of a 3 hour one. Others I really enjoy:

    The Fugitive
    Escape from New York
    Stir Crazy


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