The 10 Best Prison Breaks In Film

The 10 best prison breaks in film is breaking free from the big house to honor the greatest prison breaks in film. Check out our picks in the gallery below!

For most, a prison sentence leaves very little wiggle room. For a select few, a prison sentence serves as a choice instead of a requirement. Throughout the history of the civilized world, art has sought out prison break narratives. From the Bible to Medieval times to modern day, the thrill and suspense of a prison break never disappoints.

For the sake of this slideshow, let’s keep things focused on the 20th and 21st century. More specifically, the history of film in the 20th and 21st century. Over the past 120 years or so, these are the films that have proven their ability to show off the best prison break sequences in film.