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Held Hostage (2009)
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Held Hostage (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Michelle a single mother is kidnapped by three masked men and held hostage until she is forced to rob a bank which is the only option she has to saving her only child's life while they are both wired to explode.
Style: psychological, rough, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: heist, confined, woman in danger, crimes, danger, isolation, single parent, unlikely criminals, parents and children, bank, deadly, crime gone awry, child in peril, strapped to a bomb, hostages, hostage, family relations, crime, criminal heroes, murderous pair, one night stand, shower, black bra, tape over mouth
Time: 21st century, contemporary

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Most similar movies to Held Hostage

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about crimes, danger, family relations, crime, confined, parents and children and deadly mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Held Hostage: Stolen Child (2012), My Gal Sunday (2014), Blood and Ties (2013), Born Killers (2005), Below Utopia (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two thousand miles from home, Jim and Jennifer Stolpa (with baby Clayton) lose their way and are stranded in an endless wilderness of deep snow, battling for survival against the elements. Using only meager supplies and resourcefulness, the young ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: survival, wilderness, rescue, catastrophe, snowstorm, babies and infants, confined, heroes, isolation, family life, forces of nature, mountain ...
Time: 90s
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100%
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Ames' seem to have built the perfect life until their six year old daughter is kidnapped; over the course of seven days they begin to uncover secrets about their past that could rip their marriage and lives apart.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, tense, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, uncover truth, parents and children, family relations, under the surface, danger, disorder, life turned upside down, crimes, secret, confined, missing person ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: louisiana, new orleans
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56%
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Stolen Child (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Amanda and Jason are happy marriage now, after years of frustration have finally managed to take a beautiful girl from a country in Eastern Europe through an international adoption agency. But when the doctor will perform a DNA test to small, finds ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: adoption, kidnapping, investigation, uncover truth, family problems, couples, family relations, dishonesty, life is a bitch, crimes, danger, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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50%
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My Gal Sunday (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: It was love at first sight for beautiful young lawyer Sandra "Sunday" O'Brien-Parker (Rachel Blanchard) and Henry Parker (Cameron Mathison), retiring White House Secretary of State, when Sunday's dad Danny (Jack Wagner), ...
Style: serious, tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: rescue, investigation, fighting crime, rivalry, danger, uncover truth, murder, hitman, crimes, confined, race against time, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Blood and Ties (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Da-eun lives a happy life with her single father, a man who sacrificed everything in his life for her. She loved her father very dearly. However, their relationship is about to take an unexpected turn. Da-eun becomes suspicious that her father might ...
Style: tense, psychological, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, parents and children, uncover truth, murder, moral dilemma, danger, hidden identity, investigation, family relations, crimes, dishonesty, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, korea
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49%
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 753
Born Killers (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: iggy Banks tells the story of two charming and brilliant brothers who finance their lifestyle by robbing and murdering pretty much anyone foolish enough to get in the car with them. They learn the business from their sociopath father (Tom Sizemore) ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, crimes, parents and children, introspection, gory, psychopath, criminal heroes, deadly, danger, violence, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary
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48%
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Below Utopia (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Daniel returns to his family's mansion for the holidays along with his girlfriend Susanne. His family's seemingly-utopian existence is overshadowed by not only the death of Daniel's brother, but also by Daniel's failure to live ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, rough ...
Plot: murder, crime gone awry, crimes, confined, danger, deadly, reunion, heist, family gatherings, gunfight, home invasion, mansion ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Sympathy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A bank robber and his hostage spend the night in a hotel where they are visited by a man who sends the story on an unexpected path full of twists and turns.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, rough, exciting, realistic ...
Plot: hostage, heist, crime gone awry, crimes, disorder, mysterious character, danger, deadly, chases and races, rebelliousness, cons and scams, destiny ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Two Mr. Kissels (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama based on a true story. Rich, high-flying brothers Robert and Andrew Kissel seemingly have everything: beautiful wives who love them, great jobs and huge houses. But beneath the surface lie resentments and secrets that will eventually be their ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: crimes, mystery, dishonesty, couples, family relations, infidelity, couple relations, murder, deadly, crime, siblings relations, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.7
 408
Show Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When two squeegee kids descend upon Sarah and her luxury sedan, the fuse is lit on a tense cat and mouse tale of captors and captives. Sarah is forced to continue her trip to an isolated cottage where the twisted trio bait and entice one another in ...
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, mind game, youth, rivalry, confined, danger, deadly, teenage life, isolation, woman in danger, captivity, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 84
In Your Wake (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An estranged father returns with plans to open a bar with the son who still harbors resentment towards him.
Style: psychological, disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: parents and children, criminal heroes, crimes, human nature, vengeance, heist, father son relationship, family relations, heist gone wrong, money problems, bar, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
 4K
Supremacy (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story centers on paroled white supremacist who has just killed a cop, and takes a black family hostage. Within hours of being released from 14 years of solitary confinement in maximum-security Pelican Bay State Prison, Garrett Tully is on the ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, danger, crimes, family in danger, hostages, deadly, society, confined, family relations, murder, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.3
 926
In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, danger, deadly, dishonesty, couples, crimes, murder, scalpel, suspicion, crime, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 1.9
 292
End Game (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Vicious criminal Brad Mayfield takes pleasure in kidnapping, assault and murder. It is up to Officer Dan Burk to stop his lust for blood. The stakes of the game quickly rise when Burk becomes romantically involved with a beautiful woman who happens ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, sincere, captivating
Plot: murder, serial killer, mentally unstable, rivalry, danger, crimes, confined, deadly, graphic violence, kidnapping, missing person, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
 107
I, the Other (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Not available
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, twists and turns ...
Plot: friendship, terrorism, danger, confined, mind game, rivalry, partners, deadly, isolation, human nature, betrayal, buddies ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Voice of a Murderer (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 122 min.
Story: One day, the only son of famous news anchor HAN Kyung-bae, disappears without a trace. Soon, the kidnapper calls the mother demanding a $100,000 ransom. The police assign a veteran inspector to the case and assemble a top-notch task force to work ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, psychological, based on true events ...
Plot: kidnapping, family problems, chase, mind game, police investigation, blackmail, death of child, reporter, abduction, crimes, chases and races, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Boston Strangler: The Untold Story (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Boston Strangler: The Untold Story is an intense true-crime thriller about Albert De Salvo, a wise cracking, small time criminal with an unrelenting sex drive, who ultimately falsely confesses to being the strangler that wreaked havoc in Boston ...
Style: psychological, scary, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, deadly, confined, danger, psychopath, crimes, prison, prison life, law enforcement, manipulation, rivalry, woman in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 3.7
 4K
Cymbeline (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: War erupts between dirty cops and outlaw bikers as a drug kingpin (Ed Harris) tries to protect his empire.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, clever, tense ...
Plot: law enforcement, infidelity, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, gang, master criminal, police corruption, rivalry, crimes, intrigue, crime, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Hollywood Flies (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Life is the buzz.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: desert, murder, heist, crime gone awry, chase, woman in danger, missing person, kidnapping, hitman, criminal heroes, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
When Andrew Came Home (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mother searches for five years to find her kidnapped son in this fact-based drama. Unexpectedly the boy is found, but the reunion is not as she hoped. She now has to deal with five years of abuse that the boy suffered at the hands of his ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, kids in trouble, reunion, danger, single parent, life is a bitch, hopes, confined, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, captivity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Bank Roll (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Set in present day Burbank, California and the surrounding San Fernando Valley area, . BENNY BIG-TIME (The BBT) learns his brother has been arrested on suspicion of a few recent bank robberies. With every bit of the life savings he's socked ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, tense, rough ...
Plot: heist, bank, crimes, crime gone awry, on the run, stalking, caper, underground, danger, friendship, criminal heroes, chases and races ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.0
 664
Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gang, family relations, parents and children, danger, society, love and romance, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.4
 528
Five Star (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: After John’s absent father is struck by a stray bullet, Primo takes it upon himself to verse the young boy in the code of the streets—one founded on respect and upheld by fear. A member of the Bloods since the age of twelve—both in the film ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, rough ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, gang, haunted by the past, urban ghetto life, crimes, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, teaching the ways of the world, society, manhood, drug dealing, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 5.5
 210
Bad Seeds (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Luxembourg, Belgium, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Quiet 16-year-old Louis, the high school headmaster’s son, has never been in trouble. His best friend, 18-year-old Greg, however, is his polar opposite: provocative, angry, violent, he has been kicked out of school for physically threatening young ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, serious
Plot: teenager, kidnapping, gun, youth, teachers and students, parents and children, parent child relationship, power relations, crimes, single parent, hardcase students, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 4.3
 641
Five Thirteen (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tension-packed thriller, brothers Mike and Tre set out in search of better lives, trying to leave their demons behind for good. After being released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, Mike's only care in the world is to ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: going straight, starting over, family relations, parents and children, hopes, crimes, release from prison, brother brother relationship, false accusation, life is a bitch, father daughter relationship, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Early One Morning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Monday morning. Paul Wertret, 50, heads off to his job as a manager at the International Credit and Trade Bank. He arrives at 8 o'clock on the dot, as usual. He enters a meeting room, takes out a gun and kills two of his bosses. Then he locks ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: bank, losing-it hero, unlikely criminals, introspection, workplace situations, road not taken, rivalry, crimes, workplace, deadly, boss and employee, murder ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In 2008, New York mother Tiffany Rubin faced every parent's worst nightmare when her six year old son Kobe vanished into thin air. Upon learning that Kobe had been kidnapped by his biological father and taken to South Korea, Tiffany seeks the ...
Style: suspenseful, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: kidnapping, confined, rescue, family problems, family relations, parents and children, crimes, single parent, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, stepfather stepson relationship, mother son relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, asia, new york, korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 2K
Ballast (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A single mother and her embattled son struggle to subsist in a small Mississippi Delta township. An act of violence thrusts them into the world of an emotionally devastated highway store owner, awakening the fury of a bitter and longstanding ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, emotional, suspense ...
Plot: single parent, small town, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children, danger, juvenile delinquent, robbery, suicide, death, lawyer, gun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mississippi, mississippi river
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.5
 446
Morgan's Ferry (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three escaped convicts hide out in the home a reclusive woman as they wait to catch a ferry.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: on the run, fall in love, dangerous attraction, criminal heroes, confined, couples, woman in danger, danger, fugitives, crimes, isolation, escaped convict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.9
 706
Ghost River (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvie is a hooker whose illegitimate daughter commits a crime. She and her daughter flee to find Sylvie's first love in the countryside. The daughter is trying to get to know her unwilling mother. Along the way, the two meet a male fugitive ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, starting over, death in the family, family relations, crime, crimes, on the run, parents and children, teenage life, life is a bitch, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%