Monday, March 4, 2024

Podcast: Top 3 Movie Escapes

This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we discussed The Maze Runner, which featured a pretty interesting escape with it’s main characters which made us think about some other great movie escapes we’ve seen in the past. There are some classic one’s for sure as well as others you may not have thought of. It probably also depends on how you define “escape”, but either way, there’s no denying that watching someone plan an escape and use their intellect to get out of a bad situation is a lot of fun to watch.

That being said, what movie escapes would make your list? Here are the one’s that made ours (Keep in mind we all have different criteria for our lists as well):


1) The Shawshank Redemption
2) Gravity
3) The Great Escape


1) The Fugitive
2) The Shawshank Redemption
3) Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


1) American Beauty
2) Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
3) Cool Hand Luke

Honorable Mentions (Combined)

Escape from Alcatraz, First Blood, O Brother Where Art Thou, Smokey and the Bandit

Hopefully you guys enjoyed our lists and if you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. There are a lot of other great movie escapes that we didn’t mention, especially if your criteria isn’t necessarily physical, but at any rate there’s still a ton of great movie escapes. That being said, what would be your Top 3? Leave a comment in the comment section or email us at [email protected].

For the entire podcast, click here or listen below.

For more lists done by the InSession Film crew and other guests, be sure see our Top 3 Movie Lists page.


JD Duran
JD Duran
InSession Film founder and owner. I love film. Love art. Love how it intersects with our real lives. My favorite movies include Citizen Kane, The 400 Blows, Modern Times, The Godfather and The Tree of Life. Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran. Follow us @InSessionFilm.

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