There is no better way to settle down with the family this Christmas eve than with the iconic The Great Escape, a movie known for establishing Steve McQueen as the superstar we know and recognize today. Set during WWII, the premise of the action follows the death defying escape attempts of Allied prisoners of war from a POW camp in Nazi Germany. Based on a Paul Brickhill novel of the same name, the star studded cast includes James Garner, Richard Attenborough and Charles Bronson. Along with becaming one of the highest grossing films in 1963, The Great Escape was recently voted in the top three movies people want to see at Christmas. With the festive season well and truly upon us we at Cockpit USA will definitely be treating ourselves to this magical gem this evening!