Movies like Held for Ransom 1976

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Held for Ransom (1976)
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Held for Ransom (1976)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Kidnapped, blindfolded, transported in the trunk of a car, this is a true story of a Christian woman who experienced the peace and grace through her abduction that only Christ can give.
Style: christian film
Plot: criminal, abduction, kidnapping, radio, held captive, banker, christian, kidnapped woman, phone booth, prayer, faith, blindfold, kidnapper, ransom demand, kidnapper kidnapped relationship

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and christian film films with plots about kidnapping, abduction, crimes, murder, crime, prayer and police mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres. Some movies like Held for Ransom: Mission Air (2014), Taken in Broad Daylight (2009), G@me (2003), Smuggler's Ransom (2007), This Is a Hijack (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Kidnapped: The Hannah Anderson Story (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: On the afternoon of August 3, 2013, 16-year-old Hannah Anderson was abducted after finishing cheerleading practice in a San Diego suburb. When the bodies of her mother and brother were found in the burned home of family friend James DiMaggio later ...
Plot: true crime, cheerleader, death, fbi agent, abduction, murder, survivor, father daughter relationship, kidnapping, tied feet, 16 year old, instagram
Place: san diego california, idaho, california
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95%
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Mission Air (2014)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mother and son, Diane and Michael Ireland have just completed another successful medial mission trip to Mexico. Caring for children, delivering supplies, and of course Michael's cherished time with Marisol, the love of his life. The plane ...
Style: christian film
Plot: faith, prayer, heart attack, missionary, christian, gunshot wound, hangar, kidnapping, nurse, airplane, rifle, airfield ...
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Taken in Broad Daylight (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Every 24 hrs. after a child's been kidnapped by a stranger, chances of finding them alive diminishes to almost 100% ... The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her ...
Style: rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, survival, rescue, missing person, confined, danger, teenage rape, rape, standoff, showdown, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, child abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: montana, wyoming, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: True story of a young woman's abduction by a deranged loner that led to the largest manhunt in the history of Pennsylvania.
Plot: manhunt, missing child, kidnapping, revolver, police investigation, wilderness, held captive, teenage girl, abduction, held at gunpoint, hostage, school bus ...
Place: pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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G@me (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A young ad executive's life has been turned upside down when a vicious client ruins his three billion yen project. Through his chance meeting with the disgruntled daughter of his enemy, he plans a vengeance scheme. The young woman agrees to ...
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, ransom demand, kidnapper
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Smuggler's Ransom (2007)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: It is 1985 and a Cold War is raging between East and West. A young woman named Carmen, while attempting to smuggle Bibles into Romania, is captured by communist forces. Unfortunately, Carmen’s father was a Soviet Nuclear Physicist who became ...
Style: christian film
Plot: smuggler, religious conversion, religious persecution, cold war, faith, prisoner, secret agent, government agent, gun, communism, secret agents, christian ...
Time: 80s
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Like Mother Like Son: The Strange Story of Sante and Kenny Kimes (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The real-life case based on the horrific crimes of Sante and Kenny Kimes, the mother and son duo who specialized in theft, fraud and murder.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, psychological, serious
Plot: criminal, landlady, female psychopath, domineering mother, murder, assassination plot, mother son relationship, mentally unstable, childhood trauma, obsession, parent child relationship, shoplifting ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
This Is a Hijack (1973)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A man feels obligated to hijack the plane his boss is on after he has gambled himself into overwhelming debt.
Plot: airplane, abduction, gambler, wealth, police, employer employee relationship, kidnapping, gambling, boss, ransom, pilot, industrialist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Incident at Deception Ridge (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a double-crossing husband runs off with his wife's ransom money, her kidnappers come after him and the missing money. He leads them on a treacherous journey through the wilderness.
Plot: kidnapping, bound and gagged, bus, blindfold, blindness, asthma
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Abduction (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The daughter of wealthy businessman is taken hostage by a gang of radical black revolutionaries. While she fears for her life at first, she gradually starts to become sympathetic to her kidnappers' cause, and begins to consider herself to be ...
Plot: abduction, bound and gagged, panties pulled down, panties, kidnapping, stockholm syndrome, rape, female nudity, lesbian, rape victim, tied to a bed
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
All the Money in the World (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK, China
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.
Style: based on true events, tense, captivating, rough, serious
Plot: ransom demand, greed, billionaire, kidnapping, escape, ransom, grandfather grandson relationship, money, escape attempt, cruelty, violence, wealth ...
Time: year 1973, 70s, year 1971
Place: rome italy, italy, saudi arabia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium, UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The true story of the kidnapping of Freddy Heineken, the grandson of the founder of the Heineken brewery, and his driver. They were released after a ransom of 35 million Dutch guilders was paid.
Style: tense, serious, exciting, based on true events, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, crime, crimes, criminal heroes, abduction, group of friends, heist, gangsters, betrayal, greed, family, brutality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: holland, amsterdam, paris france, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Anabelle Huggins Story: Ruben Ablaza Tragedy - Mea Culpa (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines
Story: Anabelle Huggins Story: Ruben Ablaza Tragedy - Mea Culpa (1995)
Plot: peeping tom, verdict, judge, fistfight, courtroom, dancing, knife, mud, love, radio, flowers, fiancee ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Public Enemies (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ma Barker (Theresa Russell) and her sons rob banks, shoot people and wind up at the top of the FBI's "most wanted" list in the 1930s.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: gangsters, heist, missing person, crimes, dishonesty, crime, special agents, confined, criminal heroes, law enforcement, criminal, robbery ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Nightmare in Columbia County (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The recounting of a terrible crime that wracked a family and galvanized police in South Carolina in the 1980's. Southern beauty pageant winner Dawn Smith is targeted by a sadistic stalker whose obsession with her leads him to kidnap her younger ...
Style: cult film, serious, realistic, tense, mind bending ...
Plot: kidnapping, beauty pageant, murder, crimes, crime, danger, stalking, deadly, law enforcement, rivalry, confined, psychopath ...
Time: 80s
Place: south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.1
 332
La orca (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenage girl is kidnapped by 3 guys and taken to an abandoned house in the country, and make her write her own ransom letter. She soon discovers that one of her captors is infatuated with her and she will use those feelings to stay alive.
Style: sexploitation film
Plot: kidnapping, ransom demand, fingering, sex with a minor, erotica, kidnapper, licking, sex crime, bound and gagged, female full frontal nudity, victim, nude bathing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.0
 12K
The Clan (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When it was first released in Argentina, Pablo Trapero’s film had the highest opening box-office of all time. The key to that success is simply that The Clan is based on one of the most shocking crimes in the country’s history, the Puccio Clan ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, based on true events
Plot: abduction, murder, violence, hostage, ransom, archive footage, arrest, kidnapping, family relations, crimes, military dictatorship, ends with biographical notes ...
Time: 80s
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.5
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Escape (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Husband and wife doctors Paul and Kim Jordan need a drastic change. Distraught by the inexplicable death of their baby, Paul (C. Thomas Howell) convinces Kim to abandon their American lives and join a medical mission in Thailand. It seems to be just ...
Style: christian film
Plot: prisoner, grief, death of friend, held captive, wound, boat, abduction, sailboat, clinic, cell, faith, police ...
Place: jordan, thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 438
Saved by Grace (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retired police officer, despondent over the loss of his family, contemplates a dramatic decision which will change his life forever, until he meets a mysterious woman who, through her personal stories, gives him a reason to re-examine what is most ...
Style: christian film, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: christian, family relations, faith, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, fatherhood, grief, prayer, love, father, integrity, responsibility
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Trump Prophecy (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The true story about fireman and public servant Mark Taylor who heard a special message from God about change in our nation. When Mary Colbert, a networker and connector of Christian ministries, heard Mark's message she felt called to start a ...
Style: christian film, based on true events
Plot: prayer, god, firefighter, election, orange, interview, nightmare, husband wife relationship, retirement, dream, psychiatrist, magic ...
Place: xian, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.9
 261
Deadly Hero (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Officer Lacy is an 18-year veteran of the New York Police Department who finds himself demoted from detective back to patrol duty for his violent tendencies and trigger-happy behavior.
Plot: criminal, kidnapping, music teacher, stalking, shot to death, musician, cemetery, burglar, school teacher, ends with freeze frame, female teacher, murder ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 1K
'R Xmas (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A New York drug dealer is kidnapped, and his wife must try to come up with the money and drugs to free him from his abductors before Christmas.
Style: serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful, talky
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, drug dealer, christmas, criminal heroes, going straight, life is a bitch, interracial relations, friendship, drug dealing, crimes, gangsters, crime ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 4K
Judas Kiss (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The shooting of a U.S. senator's wife raises the stakes for kidnappers seeking a hefty ransom for a computer magnate.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: betrayal, murder, blackmail, crime, state affairs, police investigation, cons and scams, manipulation, crimes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles, venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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They've Taken Our Children: The Chowchilla Kidnapping (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three young men decide to make easy money by mass kidnapping. After careful preparations, they hijack the school bus and take 26 children and the driver as hostages. However, the bravery and the wit of the old driver could spoil their plan for the ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, daring rescue, bus, hostages, confined, rivalry, rescue, small town, small town life, captivity, school, crime gone awry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Prayer Never Fails (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: PRAYER NEVER FAILS is a gripping legal drama about an up-and-coming small town high school basketball coach, well on his way to a championship caliber season, when he is fired after he prays with one of his players who is in great need. The movie is ...
Style: christian film
Plot: high school, christian, lawyer, gambling debt, cancer, faith, coach, basketball coach, courtroom, atheist, prayer, trial ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
God's Not Dead 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.
Style: christian film
Plot: christian, christianity, christian propaganda, religious persecution, teacher, prayer, faith, lawsuit, bible, religion, atheist, church ...
Place: phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Perfect World (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A kidnapped boy strikes up a friendship with his captor: an escaped convict on the run from the law, headed by an honorable U.S. Marshal.
Style: road movie, touching, sincere, suspense, bleak ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, prison escape, friendship, fugitives, manhunt, moral ambiguity, violence, dysfunctional family, prison, classic car, runaway ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: texas, usa, alaska, birmingham alabama, austin texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Faith of Our Fathers (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: With the Vietnam War raging in 1969, two young fathers report for duty. A man of great faith and a doubtful cynic. A quarter-century later, their sons, Wayne and John Paul (David A.R. White and Kevin Downes), meet as strangers. Guided by handwritten ...
Style: christian film
Plot: faith, vietnam war, christian, road trip, prayer, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, robbery, soldier, jail, letter, sergeant, christianity ...
Time: 1990s, 1960s, 90s, 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.9
 2K
The Betrayed (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Kidnappers force a young mother (Melissa George) to recover money stolen by her shady husband (Christian Campbell).
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, criminal, captivity, missing child, family problems, survival, betrayal, dishonesty, deadly, rivalry, mystery, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Frozen Ground (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An Alaska State Trooper partners with a young woman who escaped the clutches of serial killer Robert Hansen to bring the murderer to justice. Based on actual events.
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, intense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, police investigation, crime, psychopath, winter, pimp, crimes, escape, kidnapping, manhunt, hunting, rapist ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: alaska, usa, united states, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%