There are many movies with the theme of running away.. either running away from the bad guys or the good guys. There are many movies that come to mind but I have three that I want to mention because those were the first that came to mind. Plus one that I’ve already mentioned and will mention again, as a bonus.
There are so many good Leonardo DiCaprio roles but I think with Catch Me If You Can he had the most fun with. It’s the joy and playfulness of Frank Abagnale Jr. that allows us to connect with him all while he is breaking the law. And I like the twists and turns of his cons, and the fact that he did it all before he was 19 years old.
For whatever reasons O Brother, Where Art Thou? is still one of those movies I keep forgetting but which I keep remembering every now and then. It’s that damn song that brings me back to it, and that quirky George Clooney performance which makes me smile. And the movie just has this feel good vibe I sometimes want to go back to.
Alright, so this pick is sort of a long shot but it works, right? I mean, Adaline is on the run from her own past. Constantly changing her own name to keep herself from being discovered and it has always kept her away from everyone except her daughter. Compared to my other two picks it’s definitely less criminal but Adaline herself still symbolises a person running from something quite amazingly.
As mentioned last year, in regards to movies based on TV shows, The Fugitive fits another theme oh so well and I’ll take any excuse to list it again. It’s the perfect on the run movie because it’s the entire point of the movie. Plus, it has such great, veteran actors as leads, that you can’t say anything bad about it. Just, watch it now if you haven’t yet!
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