What’s the difference between prison escapes in the movies and in real life? In the movies, we usually root for the escapee. If the prisoner isn’t the main character, the film wouldn’t spend time following their prison break attempt, successful or not. In real life, we may admire the escape plot, but we really don’t want those guys on the loose.
But in movies the prison breaks are usually made by those that are simply smarter than the people guarding them or are somehow innocent of the charges and were locked away out of convenience rather than to serve justice. The point is that in movies, jail breaks are just awesome to watch and almost too ingenious to believe.
Relive escape scene clips from five of the best prison movies ever at TVOM.