13 Movies Like The Shawshank Redemption

After being found guilty of the double murder of his wife and her boyfriend, bank merchant Andy Dufresne was condemned to life in prison at Shawshank. Andy’s situation has deteriorated, but he is fortunate that he makes friends with some of the other convicts, notably a mysterious figure named Red. After a while, Andy discovers ways to get by in a jail cell as comfortably as possible, leaving a message for others to remember that the spirit is free to roam even though the body is imprisoned.

Having finally found some solace, Red goes to Fort Hancock, Texas, and crosses the border into Mexico, violating his parole. He finds Andy on a beach in Zihuatanejo, and the two reunited buddies warmly hug.

Similar Movies To The Shawshank Redemption

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1. Lockout (2012)


Snow, a former CIA agent, is harshly interrogated in 2079 Washington, D.C., on charges of treason against the United States. Agent Frank was shot in a hotel room, according to Secret Service Chief Scott Langral, who believes he shot him. When President Obama's idealistic daughter Emilie Warnock visits M.S. One, a maximum-security prison orbiting the Earth, she hopes to unearth evidence that the inmates are being used as test subjects by a large, secretive business. His brother Alex becomes the…

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2. Homefront (2013)


Phil Broker (Jason Statham) and his daughter Maddy (Izabela Vidovic) have relocated to a small Louisiana hamlet where Maddy's late mother grew up, two years after the raids on a gang's methamphetamine laboratory where his cover was shattered. When Broker (played by Marcus Hester) shows up at the school, Teddy Klum's antagonistic father Jimmy (played by Marcus Hester) picks a fight with him and loses. A drug dealer named Gator Bodine (James Franco) is summoned by Cassie Klum (Kate Bosworth)…

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3. Escape From Alcatraz


The true story of Frank Morris (Clint Eastwood), a clever bank robber sentenced to Alcatraz Island, the most feared jail in the world. The plot is based on actual events. Frank was the brains behind an intricately planned and, as far as anybody is aware, eventually successful breakout from Alcatraz, even though nobody had ever escaped from the prison before. This ostensibly impregnable federal jail, which housed notorious criminals such as Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert Stroud, was only breached…

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4. Escape from Pretoria


White South Africans Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee were anti-apartheid activists in South Africa in 1979. They are apprehended and prosecuted; Jenkin is sentenced to twelve years, and Lee is sentenced to eight. At the courthouse, Lee attempts to flee but to no effect. Transported to Pretoria Prison, they encounter Denis Goldberg, an older political prisoner serving four life sentences for prior activities against apartheid. When they've learned how to use the equipment, he cautions them about trying to flee.…

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5. The Last Stand (2013)


After a botched operation that left him wracked with failure and defeat after his partner was disabled, Sheriff Owens is a man who has resigned himself to a life of fighting minor crimes takes place in the sleepy border town of Sommerton Junction. He left his post as a member of the LAPD following the incident. Now, he spends his days as the sheriff of the town. After making a daring break from an FBI prisoner convoy, the most notorious…

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6. Papillon


In this book, Henri Charrière's period in prison in French Guyana, including time spent on the famed Devil's Island, is fictionalized. Our period is the 1930s era. Charrière, known as Papillon for his butterfly tattoo, and Louis Dega are just two of the many French citizens who have been found guilty and sent to French Guyana to complete their sentences. They will never be allowed to return to France, even if they are ever freed from their prison sentences. As…

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7. Escape Plan


Escape Plan is a prison-action thriller film released in the United States in 2013 and starred Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Ray Breslin, a lawyer, turned prison security tester, is confined in the world's most secret and secure prison and hires Schwarzenegger to arrange an escape. Ray Breslin is a high-security prison breaker. He works alongside his pals and coworkers, Abigail and Hush. Breslin escapes by knowing the layout, following routine, and getting internal or external help. His client receives…

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8. Prison Break: The Final Break


2009's Prison Break: The Final Break is the latest instalment in the critically acclaimed Prison Break film series. Two people who love each other have been through the ringer in their struggle to stay alive. When they make their first real attempt to build a life for themselves, one of them is taken into custody by the FBI for a murder that was actually committed in self-defense. While she is incarcerated, her vulnerability will only grow. Her husband gets together…

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9. Prison Break


The plot of the film centers on two brothers, Lincoln Burrows (played by Dominic Purcell) and Michael Scofield (played by Wentworth Miller); Burrows has been wrongfully convicted of a crime for which he was not responsible, and Scofield concocts a complex plan to help his brother break out of prison and clear his brother's name. Michael Scofield is a hopeless individual caught in an impossible predicament. His brother, Lincoln Burrows, was wrongfully accused of committing a crime and sentenced to…

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10. Escape Plan: The Extractors


Daya Zhang and her entourage are kidnapped by mercenaries in Mansfield, Ohio after visiting industrial locations for her father's Hong Kong-based company, Zhang Innovations, despite the efforts of her bodyguard and head of security Bao Yung to beat them off. Yung is left unconscious and the kidnappers give him a USB flash drive with the name Ray Breslin written on it. Breslin bumps into Shen Lo, a former Zhang Innovations security, in Los Angeles. It is Daya's father Wu Zhang's…

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11. Death Race


In 2012, against the backdrop of political instability, rampant anarchy, and the collapse of the U.S. economy, Jensen Ames, a hardworking father of one who was most recently laid off from his job as an ironworker, finds himself accused of a heinous murder. Jensen has been sentenced to Terminal Island, which is an impenetrable correctional facility run by the ruthless Warden Hennessey. Jensen is faced with a pressing dilemma: he must either take part in the prison's dangerous no-holds-barred car…

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12. Taken 3


As a former undercover agent, Bryan Mills tries to reestablish a stable connection with his daughter Kim. Besides trying to aid his ex-wife Lenore, he also tries to persuade her to stay married to Stuart, her husband. As soon as she is done, she texts back and tells him they must meet. Upon arriving at his residence, he is shocked to find Lenore dead. The police arrived and were ready to arrest him, but he evaded capture. Despite not fully…

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13. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back


Former serviceman and wanderer Jack Reacher travels to Washington to extend an invitation to his liaison, Major Susan Turner, to join him for dinner after completing the mission of dismantling an organization that was involved in human trafficking. Colonel Sam Morgan, her replacement, explains that Major Turner has been detained for espionage. Colonel Bob Moorcroft, Jack's counsel, adds that Major Turner is also suspected of killing two soldiers in Afghanistan. He also tells Jack he's being sued, suspected of fathering…

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