Most prisoners aren't lucky enough to have Russell Crowe break them out of prison (as he does for Elizabeth Banks in 'The Next Three Days.') Your average prison break takes long hours of plotting, digging of tunnels and careful collaboration to pull off. Unless you're a badass like 'Watchmen's Rorschach and you can just wait for the first prison riot to make your move.

We rounded up some of the best movies ever made about breaking out of the big house and a few classic escape scenes (like Magneto's elegant exit from a plastic prison) that were too spectacular to be ignored.
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