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The Best Escape Movies on HBO

Finding a good Escape movie to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Escape movies of all time streaming on HBO.

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1. 127 Hours

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7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo93%
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87/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Biography

What it's about: The true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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2. Fast Five

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo77%
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85/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. The Island

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6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo55%
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76/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last uncontaminated location on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO & Cinemax) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. The Hitcher

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7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo61%
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74/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Thriller, Cult

What it's about: On a stormy night, young Jim, who transports a luxury car from Chicago to California to deliver it to its owner, feeling tired and sleepy, picks up a mysterious hitchhiker, who has appeared out of nowhere, thinking that a good conversation will help him not to fall asleep. He will have enough time to deeply regret such an unmeditated decision.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO & Cinemax).

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5. Stakeout

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6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo88%
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71/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Comedy, Thriller

What it's about: Two cops are given the 'dirty' job of staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend. Chris and the beautiful girlfriend accidentally meet and fall in love. Just as Chris' confesses, the convict appears, but will she betray him ?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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6. Sucker Punch

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6.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo22%
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67/100
Released: 2011Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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7. Ricochet

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6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo72%
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66/100
Released: 1991Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO & Cinemax).

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8. The Ice Harvest

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6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo47%
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59/100
Released: 2005Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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9. Metro

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5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo15%
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52/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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10. Air Buddies

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4.8/10
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48/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG
Comedy, Family

What it's about: Here’s the delightful tale of teamwork and adventure your whole family will love! Air Bud is the proud father of five adorable puppies - the hip-hopping B-Dawg, lovely Rosebud, mellow Buddha, dirt-loving Mudbud, and the big fella Budderball - with an unbelievable secret: They can talk! And the hilarious, hair-raising exploits of these barking, talking, ball-playing pups will have you cheering as they run off on a daring rescue mission to save their parents!

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).