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1. Von Ryan's Express (1965)

Unrated | 117 min | Action, Adventure, War

7.1
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An American POW leads a group of mainly British prisoners to escape from the Germans in WWII.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Raffaella Carrà, Brad Dexter

Votes: 10,959 | Gross: $17.11M

2. Tank Force (1958)

86 min | Drama, War

5.8
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During WW2 in North Africa, an American sergeant serving with the British 8th Army is captured by the Germans but he hatches various plans of escape from the POW camp.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Victor Mature, Leo Genn, Anthony Newley, Bonar Colleano

Votes: 180

3. The McKenzie Break (1970)

PG | 108 min | War, Drama, Action

6.5
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During WW2, German POWs in Britain plot to escape from their prison camp in Scotland.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson

Votes: 1,210

4. The Birdmen (1971 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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During World War II, American soldier Harry Cook is sent to Norway to aid in the defection of a scientist working on the atomic bomb for the Germans. Before they can escape Europe, they are... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Doug McClure, Rene Auberjonois, Richard Basehart, Max Baer Jr.

Votes: 232

5. The Wooden Horse (1950)

101 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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True story of three British POWs and their attempt to escape from Nazi Germany.

Directors: Jack Lee, Ian Dalrymple | Stars: Leo Genn, David Tomlinson, Anthony Steel, David Greene

Votes: 1,000

6. Sailor of the King (1953)

Approved | 83 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.0
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In 1940, Canadian sailor Andrew Brown is prisoner on a battle damaged German raider and he plans to delay the raider's at-sea repairs until a British naval task-force can destroy it.

Director: Roy Boulting | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, Michael Rennie, Wendy Hiller, Bernard Lee

Votes: 433

7. Destination Gobi (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.4
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In 1944, US Navy specialists run a weather station in the Gobi desert where they are harassed by Japanese warplanes but aided by local Mongol nomads.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Richard Widmark, Don Taylor, Max Showalter, Murvyn Vye

Votes: 672

8. A Coming-Out Party (1961)

98 min | Comedy

6.7
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A somewhat happy-go-lucky bunch of Brits in a German POW camp find their new acerbic fellow prisoner is a key officer who must be got out at all cost.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Eric Sykes

Votes: 410

9. Zhavoronok (1965)

91 min | Drama, War

7.7
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The film is said to have some basis in fact. In World War 2, the Germans have a facility testing anti tank weapons on captured tanks crewed by Russian POWs and concentration camp inmates ...

Directors: Nikita Kurikhin, Leonid Menaker | Stars: Gennadiy Yukhtin, Valeriy Pogoreltsev, Valentins Skulme, Bruno O'Ya

Votes: 77

10. No Dead Heroes (1986)

Not Rated | 86 min | Action

3.9
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A US lieutnant is turned into a guinea pig for deadly KGB experiments.

Director: Junn P. Cabreira | Stars: Max Thayer, John Dresden, Nick Nicholson, David Anderson

Votes: 96

11. Datsugoku: Prisoners of War (1988 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure

5.9
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Fight your way out of a P.O.W. camp, picking up weapons along the way. A variety of enemies, including end bosses, stand in your way.

Votes: 17

12. Northwest Passage (1958–1959)
Episode: Break Out (1958)

30 min | Adventure

6.8
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Maj. Rogers, Sgt. Marriner and Ens. Towne are captured by a French patrol and thrown into a prison stockade. There they are subject to inhuman conditions and brutal torture by the sadistic French commander, Maj. Marten.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Keith Larsen, Buddy Ebsen, Don Burnett, Adam Williams

Votes: 12

13. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Great Escape (2004)

TV-PG | Documentary, Biography

8.5
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Director: Mark Radice | Stars: Richard Donat, Robert Krulwich

Votes: 16

14. Bomb Girls (2012– )
Episode: Guests of Honour (2013)

44 min | Drama, War

8.6
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Buzzing with excitement, Lorna hosts a dinner for her visiting son Gene - but the party hits some snags when Sheila brings an unexpected guest - while news of escaped POWs results in a city-wide blackout.

Director: Don McBrearty | Stars: Meg Tilly, Jodi Balfour, Charlotte Hegele, Ali Liebert

Votes: 32