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The Best Escape TV Shows

Finding a good Escape TV show 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 TV shows of all time streaming online.

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1. Prison Break

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8.3/10
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87/100
Year: 2005-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 6
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside out.

Where to Watch: 87 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 89 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. The Twilight Zone

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9.0/10
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86/100
Year: 1959-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Fantasy, Science-Fiction

What it's about: A series of unrelated stories containing drama, psychological thriller, fantasy, science fiction, suspense, and/or horror, often concluding with a macabre or unexpected twist.

Where to Watch: 157 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Hulu & CBS All Access). 157 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. Escape at Dannemora

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76/100
Year: 2018-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 1
Biography, Crime

What it's about: The stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015, which spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Where to Watch: 7 episodes (70%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, fuboTV & Showtime). 7 episodes (70%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime). 9 episodes (90%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 2 others).

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4. MacGyver

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74/100
Year: 1985-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 7
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Angus MacGyver works as a troubleshooter for the Phoenix Foundation in Los Angeles and as an agent for a United States government agency, the Department of External Services. Educated as a scientist, MacGyer served as a Bomb Team Technician/EOD during the Vietnam War. Resourceful and possessed of an encyclopedic knowledge of the physical sciences, he solves complex problems with everyday materials he finds at hand, along with his ever-present duct tape and Swiss Army knife. He prefers non-violent resolutions and prefers not to handle a gun, but will if necessary.

Where to Watch: 80 episodes (58%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV & CBS). 139 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & CBS All Access). 139 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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5. The A-Team

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7.5/10
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70/100
Year: 1983-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 5
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The A-Team is an American action-adventure television series, running from 1983 to 1987, about a fictional group of ex United States Army Special Forces personnel who work as soldiers of fortune, while on the run from the Army after being branded as war criminals for a "crime they didn't commit".

Where to Watch: 99 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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6. Breakout Kings

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67/100
Year: 2011-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 2
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Driven by the fact that there are few things more dangerous than a prisoner who has just escaped, and tired of following protocol and resorting to outdated methods of law enforcement, veteran U.S. Marshals Charlie Duchamp and Ray Zancanelli are taking an unorthodox approach to their work: using former fugitives to catch fugitives.

Where to Watch: 23 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu). 23 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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7. Alcatraz

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66/100
Year: 2012-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: A unique team investigates the shocking reappearance of Alcatraz's most notorious prisoners, fifty years after they vanished.

Where to Watch: 14 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (CW Seed). 12 episodes (86%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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8. Stateless

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65/100
Year: 2020-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Four strangers — a flight attendant escaping a suburban cult, an Afghan refugee fleeing persecution, a young Australian father escaping a dead-end job, and a bureaucrat caught up in a national scandal — are stuck in an immigration detention center in the Australian desert. Inspired by true events.

Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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9. MacGyver

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63/100
Year: 2016-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 5
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: 20-something Angus MacGyver creates a clandestine organization where he uses his knack for solving problems in unconventional ways to help prevent disasters from happening.

Where to Watch: 2 episodes (3%) are available to watch free online (CBS). 79 episodes (99%) are available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & CBS All Access). 80 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Great Expectations

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7.6/10
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60/100
Year: 2011-2020Rated: TV-14Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: The life of an orphan is changed by the providential intervention of a mysterious benefactor.

Where to Watch: 4 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (BritBox). 2 episodes (50%) are available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Vudu).

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11. Streets of Laredo

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49/100
Year: 1995-2020Seasons: 1
Drama

What it's about: Captain Woodrow Call, now retired from the Rangers, is a bounty hunter. He is hired by an eastern rail baron to track down Joey Garza, a new kind of killer, only a boy, who kills from a distance with a rifle.

Where to Watch: 5 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Starz & Hoopla). 2 episodes (40%) are available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz). 3 episodes (60%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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