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Year
1963
Runtime
172 min.
Director
John Sturges
Genres
Drama, Adventure, Thriller, War, History
Rating *
8.2
Votes *
172,259
Checks
30,110
Favs
1,981
Dislikes
82
Favs/checks
6.6% (1:15)
Favs/dislikes
24:1
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  1. ReVision's avatar

    ReVision

    Absolutely fantastic movie, very entertaining! And boy what a great cast. 12 years 3 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    A war movie classic, it is quite long and a true story to boot. Despite the length, you're never quite sure who will make it out alive and the various escape plans are quite entertaining. 6 years 6 months ago
  3. Hunziker's avatar

    Hunziker

    Having just read the Paul Brickhill's book it was based on, I have new found love for this movie. It is surprisingly accurate, and on rewatch I found a lot of fascinating details I hadn't noticed before. Not only is The Great Escape a thrilling and insanely fun movie (with one of the best casts ever), it is also a tribute to the men in Stalag Luft III. 6 years 11 months ago
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In 14 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #18 in IMDb's 1960s Top 50
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  2. This movie ranks #19 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills
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  3. This movie ranks #23 in IMDb's War Top 50
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  4. This movie ranks #34 in IMDb's Adventure Top 50
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  5. This movie ranks #34 in IMDb's Thriller Top 50
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  6. This movie ranks #40 in 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  7. This movie ranks #82 in Empire's The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time
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  8. This movie ranks #155 in IMDb's Top 250
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  9. This movie ranks #168 in FOK!'s Film Top 250
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  10. This movie ranks #399 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life
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  11. This movie ranks #403 in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
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  12. This movie ranks #425 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
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  13. This movie ranks #879 in TSPDT's 1,000 Greatest Films
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  14. This movie ranks #1252 in The Criterion Collection
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