Hostages movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant hostages movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious, suspense, rough and tense films and TV shows about / with hostage, hostages, crimes, danger, confined, murder, violence, deadly, kidnapping and graphic violence plots mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as hostages: Phone Booth (2002), Speed (1994), Captain Phillips (2013), Hostage (2005), A Hijacking (2012), The Strangers (2008), Perfect Hideout (2008), Whisper (2007), Funny Games (2007), Money Heist (2017).

List of hostages movies

 7.0
 247K
Phone Booth (2002)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A slick New York publicist who picks up a ringing receiver in a phone booth is told that if he hangs up, he'll be killed... and the little red light from a laser rifle sight is proof that the caller isn't kidding.
Style: surprise ending, tense, suspenseful, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, mind game, hostage, dishonesty, hostages, psychopath, phone booth, crimes, crime, murder, redemption, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.2
 321K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: hostage, danger, bomb, rescue, hostages, save the day, bus, hijacking, trapped, chases and races, highway, unlikely partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: ship, pirate, hostage, terrorism, rescue, hijacking, navy, kidnapping, hostages, u.s. navy, confined, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s
Place: somalia, africa, usa, kenya, vermont ...
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 6.6
 105K
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, hostage negotiator, hostages, fbi, crimes, small town, rescue, hostage situation, one man army, family problems, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: The horror and crime thriller genres collide in this new original series from Robert Rodriguez, based on his cult grindhouse classic about bank-robbing brothers on the run, a lawman bent on bringing them to justice, the devout family caught in the ...
Style: scary, stylized, rough, brutal, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, danger, hostages, hostage, criminal heroes, deadly creature, crimes, bar fight, on the run, runaway, texas ranger ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, mexico, usa
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 7.2
 15K
A Hijacking (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations – and an escalating potential for explosive violence.
Style: tense, psychological, bleak, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: hijacking, pirate, negotiation, hostage, ransom, cargo ship, hostages, captivity, moral dilemma, confined, workplace, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
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 6.2
 115K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After returning from a wedding reception, a couple staying in an isolated vacation house receive a knock on the door in the mid-hours of the night. What ensues is a violent invasion by three strangers, their faces hidden behind masks. The couple ...
Style: scary, tense, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, slasher, hostage, survival, murder, serial killer, hostages, psychological thriller, confined, mysterious character, violence, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
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Perfect Hideout (2008)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young couple on the run take a family father as a hostage and are shocked to realize that he actually is a serial killer who just murdered the family. With the police on the outside and the killer on the inside they now have nowhere to run and ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, hostage, on the run, criminal heroes, hostages, crime, violence, crimes, rivalry, police investigation, chase, surveillance camera ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.7
 9K
Whisper (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Convicted felon Max Truemont (played by Josh Holloway) is hired to execute a kidnapping of the son of one of the richest women in the state. Along with his fiancée Roxanne (played by Sarah Wayne Callies), Max joins two other strangers who were also ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, evil child, mind control, murder, hostages, hostage, crime gone awry, danger, partners in crime, confined, criminal heroes, ransom ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, new england, usa
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 6.6
 89K
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, France, UK, Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 111 min.
Story: When Ann, husband George and son Georgie arrive at their holiday home they are visited by a pair of polite and seemingly pleasant young men. Armed with deceptively sweet smiles and some golf clubs, they proceed to terrorize and torture the ...
Style: brutal, psychological, scary, rough, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, hostage, home invasion, serial killer, danger, murder, torment, family in danger, savagery, maniac, bad guy wins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 8.4
 258K
Money Heist (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
Story: To carry out the biggest heist in history, a mysterious man called The Professor recruits a band of eight robbers who have a single characteristic: none of them has anything to lose. Five months of seclusion - memorizing every step, every detail, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, exciting, intense
Plot: bank robbery, perfect crime, heist, master criminal, hostage situation, professor, stockholm syndrome, criminal heroes, plot twist, planning, hostage, thief ...
Place: spain, thailand, madrid
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 5.2
 3K
Freezer (2014)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Robert Saunters, a mechanic is knocked unconscious at his birthday dinner and wakes up to find himself locked up inside the restaurant's freezer. Knowing nothing of why he's there, he realizes he has been mistaken as someone else.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: confined, hostages, survival, hostage, crimes, danger, freezer, kidnapping, graphic violence
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Family Weekend (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl takes her parents hostage after they miss her big jump-roping competition.
Style: not serious, humorous, light, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: family problems, hostages, eccentric family, parents and children, confined, confinement indoors, family relations, unsupportive parent, punishment, breaking point, suburbs, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 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: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense, based on true events
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, mind game, danger, crimes, family in danger, hostages, society, deadly, family relations, confined, racism, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 5.8
 17K
Life of Crime (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return.
Style: cynical, tricky, suspense, tense, ironic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, profanity, crime gone awry, cons and scams, hostages, ransom demand, adultery, abduction, ransom, husband wife relationship, mistress ...
Time: 70s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, year 1978
Place: usa, detroit, bahamas, california
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Welcome to the Roses (2003)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two ex-convicts, MG and Gilbert find refuge in a charming middle-class house whose couple is about to celebrate its 20-year old marriage. Our duo has no other solution than to take this entire brood in hostage. But, contrary to all expectations, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, dark humor, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: hostage, murder, fugitives, hostages, crimes, criminal heroes, couples, family gatherings, prison life, prison, husband wife relationship, wedding anniversary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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 6.6
 4K
Cold War (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 102 min.
Story: They say Hong Kong is the safest city in Asia. But tonight, a police van has been hijacked along with the arms, equipment and the five officers aboard, one of the hostages being the only son of police deputy commissioner M.B. Lee! With the chief ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, hostage, missing person, rescue, hijacking, deadly, danger, crimes, crime, police chase, kidnapping, telephone call ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, hong kong
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Cold Comes the Night (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A struggling motel owner and her daughter are taken hostage by a nearly blind career criminal to be his eyes as he attempts to retrieve his cash package from a crooked cop.
Style: suspenseful, twists and turns, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: woman in danger, criminal, motel, hostage, hostages, crimes, disability, disorder, mother daughter relationship, little girl, stolen money, death threat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.2
 93K
Vacancy (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and find hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they'll be the next victims of a snuff film.
Style: scary, suspenseful, macabre, disturbing, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: slasher, survival horror, serial killer, trapped, isolation, danger, psychological thriller, hostage, estranged couple, deception, one night, hidden camera ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Everybody's Famous! (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Belgium, Netherlands, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jean is a family man and factory worker who dreams of becoming a songwriter. Pinning his hopes on his teenage daughter, Marva, he takes her to singing contests in which the awkward and overweight girl struggles to belt out a tune. When Jean is ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, satirical, semi serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, showbiz, unemployment, desire for fame, unlikely criminals, hostage, obsessive quest, teenage life, hostages, working class, parents and children, ransom ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe, australia
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 6.7
 9K
Hostages (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Hostages is an American drama television series that airs on CBS as part of the 2013–14 American television season. The series is based on a similar Israeli series created by Alon Aranya, Omri Givon, and Rotem Shamir which will premiere on October ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: hostage, surgery, political conspiracy, surgeon, moral dilemma, family in danger, hostages, doctors and patients, confined, danger, treason, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.4
 7K
Kidnapped (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three hooded Eastern-European criminals burst into a home in a Madrid gated community, holding the family hostage in its own home, and forcing the father to empty his credit cards. But the family fights back - brutally.
Style: psychological, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family in danger, home invasion, hostage, danger, crimes, violence, rape, brutality, hostages, confined, wrong place wrong time, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid, europe, spain
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 6.1
 12K
The Cottage (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central characters when they cross paths with a psychopathic farmer and all hell breaks loose.
Style: dark humor, humorous, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: countryside, ransom, gangsters, danger, murder, hostage, chase, cottage, hostages, nothing goes right, perfect crime, confined ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
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 6.0
 18K
No One Lives (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they seem.
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: kidnapping, trap, psychopath, gang, danger, serial killer, captivity, hostage, crime gone awry, hunt down, crimes, deadly ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.5
 351K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cab driver Max picks up a man who offers him $600 to drive him around. But the promise of easy money sours when Max realizes his fare is an assassin.
Style: tense, suspenseful, twists and turns, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, taxi driver, hostage, crime, driving at night, killings, organized crime, merciless, crimes, anti heroes, danger, victim ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 3.7
 960
Icebreaker (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the the Killington ski resort something has gone awry. Evil terrorists led by the sinister Greig have taken the resort hostage with a stolen nuclear device. It's up to Ski Patrol bum Matt Foster to save the day... and his fiancé.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, hostage, hostages, confined, save the day, escapades, danger, deadly, race against time, isolation, nuclear threat ...
Time: 90s
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 4.2
 420
Con Express (2002)
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hotheaded Alaskan customs agent (Sean Patrick Flannery) unwillingly teams up with a coldhearted but beautiful Soviet agent (Ursula Karven) to capture a rogue Russian general (Arnold Vosloo), selling a shipment of deadly nerve gas. Tensions and ...
Style: suspenseful, semi serious, realistic, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: train, hostages, adventure, crimes, danger, hostage, deadly, one man army, escapades, chases and races, state affairs, manhunt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, alaska
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Liberty Stands Still (2002)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: As the heir and current marketing director for one of the nation's biggest gun manufacturers, Liberty Wallace is indifferent to the atrocities made possible through her business and her CEO husband, Victor. On her way to see her actor lover, ...
Style: tense, psychological, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: hostage, vengeance, hitman, love affair, hostages, danger, criminal heroes, deadly, dishonesty, rivalry, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, israel
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 7.1
 8K
Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Russia
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young woman is taken hostage by a police officer and subsequently abused by the lawman gone mad.
Style: rough, bleak, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sexual perversion, kidnapping, sexual abuse, murder, rape victim, sadism, sexual torture, teenage rape, hostage, rape, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: russia, soviet union, afghanistan, ussr
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 5.3
 41K
Trespass (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Bulgaria
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Kyle (Nicolas Cage) and Sarah Miller (Nicole Kidman) have it all: a huge gated house on the water, fancy cars, and the potential for romance in their relationship. He's just back from a business trip (he brokers diamonds) and their teen ...
Style: rough, intense, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, betrayal, robbery, danger, crime, masked man, hostage, couple relations, dishonesty, hostages, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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