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 suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, rough and exciting films and TV shows about / with hostages, confined, crimes, danger, murder, hostage, kidnapping, violence, chase and death plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as hostages: Phone Booth (2002), Collateral (2004), Captain Phillips (2013), Speed (1994), John Q (2002), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), The Strangers (2008), Crisis (2014), Inside Man (2006), Non-Stop (2014).

List of hostages movies

 7.1
 235K
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, mind game, sniper, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, psychopath, murder, redemption, characters in danger, phone booth, crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.5
 333K
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: taxi driver, hitman, hostages, killings, crime, organized crime, assassin, merciless, anti heroes, victim, danger, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Biography, 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: tense, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, intense ...
Plot: ship, hijacking, pirate, navy, kidnapping, hostages, confined, team, rescue, terrorism, ship captain, u.s. navy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s
Place: somalia, africa, united states, virginia, vermont ...
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 7.2
 299K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, 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, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostages, bomb, danger, rescue, bus, hijacking, unlikely partners, save the day, ransom, twists & turns, terrorism, trapped ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.1
 114K
John Q (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: John Quincy Archibald is a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because HMO insurance will not cover it. Therefore, he decides to take a hospital full of patients hostage ...
Style: twists and turns, thought provoking, suspenseful, sincere, tense ...
Plot: hostages, hospital, financial problem, fighting the system, society, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice, doctors and patients, power relations, family in crisis, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois
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Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the White House (Secret Service Code: "Olympus") is captured by a terrorist mastermind and the President is kidnapped, disgraced former Presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, terrorism, president, hostages, daring rescue, one man army, secret service, tough heroes, secret agents, save the day, danger, terrorist attack ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., north korea, pentagon
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 6.2
 109K
The Strangers (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, 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: tense, suspenseful, scary, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, hostages, slasher, murder, survival, psychological thriller, mysterious character, confined, serial killer, violence, torture, isolation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
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 7.2
 8K
Crisis (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Washington's most powerful players are pulled into an international conspiracy, an unlikely puppeteer will bring everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear.
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, exciting ...
Plot: hostages, fbi, secret service, special agents, conspiracy, confined, betrayal, kidnapping, parents and children, family relations, hostage situation, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.6
 311K
Inside Man (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, clever, captivating, exciting ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, police detective, hostages, perfect crime, bank, crime, thief, robbery, bank robbery, manipulations, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 232K
Non-Stop (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bill Marks is a burned-out veteran of the Air Marshals service. He views the assignment not as a life-saving duty, but as a desk job in the sky. However, today's flight will be no routine trip. Shortly into the transatlantic journey from New ...
Style: exciting, tense, rough, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, hijacking, terrorism, air disaster, save the day, danger, hostages, mystery killer, pilot, deadly, conspiracy, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, iceland, london
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White House Down (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Capitol Policeman John Cale has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, president, save the day, head of state, secret service, nuclear threat, siege, ex military, hostages, conspiracy, terrorism, forced into action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., paris france, pentagon, u.s. capitol building ...
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 6.5
 82K
Funny Games (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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: psychological, rough, scary, brutal, suspense ...
Plot: psychopath, home invasion, danger, torture, serial killer, hostages, murder, family, family in danger, mind game, neighbor, savagery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.3
 271K
Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, hostages, one man army, danger, boyfriend, violence, albanian, teenage daughter, stealing a car, police chase, u.s. embassy, bag over head ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, paris france, asia, china ...
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 7.1
 6K
Cargo 200 (2007)
Genre: 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, suspenseful, based on true events ...
Plot: sexual abuse, murder, sexual perversion, kidnapping, hostages, rape, crimes, woman in danger, isolation, sadism, child abuse, kidnapped girl ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan
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 6.4
 38K
The River Wild (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: While on a family vacation, rafting expert Gail takes on a pair of armed killers while navigating a spectacularly violent river.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: family in danger, hostages, criminal, river, rafting, survival, adventure, rescue, danger, wilderness, bank robber, forces of nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, idaho, boston
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 6.6
 102K
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, 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, serious, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, small town, hostages, hostage negotiator, fbi, rescue, hostage situation, crime gone awry, family in danger, one man army, family problems, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
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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, rough, stylized, brutal, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vampire, supernatural, hostages, danger, criminal heroes, crimes, deadly creature, bar fight, on the run, texas ranger, death, murder ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, mexico, 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: captivating, exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, on the run, hostage, hostages, criminal heroes, crime, violence, crimes, police investigation, rivalry, chase, attempted robbery ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.8
 9K
Whisper (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, 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, mind control, murder, hostages, confined, criminal heroes, partners in crime, crime gone awry, danger, ransom, isolation, evil child ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england, 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, eccentric family, parents and children, hostages, unsupportive parent, confined, family relations, punishment, confinement indoors, danger, youth, suburbs ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.0
 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: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mind game, racism, danger, family in danger, crimes, hostages, society, deadly, murder, confined, family relations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 5.8
 16K
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, suspense, tense, ironic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, hostages, cons and scams, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, adultery, abduction, ransom, mistress, husband wife relationship, ransom demand, character study ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, year 1978
Place: usa, detroit, bahamas, california
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 5.3
 39K
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: suspense, suspenseful, rough, intense, realistic ...
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, betrayal, robbery, masked man, dishonesty, danger, estate, couple relations, confined, crime, hostages ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 6.7
 343K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, stylized, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, race against time, fighting the system, love and romance, immortality, social differences, on the run, chase, chases and races, society, time, poverty ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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 4.1
 475
The Crew (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Still depressed over the suicide of his mother, Bill has no idea that he's in for a wild ride when he and his wife Jennifer board the yacht owned by her bigoted lawyer brother. Along for the trip: a rock musician and his wife, as well as the ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: rescue, survival, hostages, danger, one man army, adventure, confined, forces of nature, captivity, isolation, husband wife relationship, psychological thriller ...
Time: 90s
Place: bahamas
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 4.3
 2K
Detention (2003)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A heroic high school teacher leads a band of students trapped in school by violent drug-runners.
Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: high school, ex soldier, survival, one man army, mercenary, tough heroes, hostages, confined, youth, danger, master warrior, dedicated educator ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bosnia
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The Killing Jar (2010)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A stranger armed with a shotgun takes seven patrons hostage in a remote roadside diner. But as the body count increases, the desperate survivors discover that one of the hostages may be even more dangerous than their captor.
Style: serious, suspenseful, atmospheric, rough, tense ...
Plot: murder, serial killer, hostage, crime gone awry, confined, hostages, crimes, rivalry, danger, deadly, isolation, splatter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.3
 3K
Crawlspace (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man who runs an apartment house for women is the demented son of a Nazi surgeon who has the house equipped with secret passageways, hidden rooms and torture and murder devices.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, enigmatic, captivating, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, mind game, hostages, woman in danger, danger, obsession, murder, isolation, espionage, student life, maniac ...
Time: 80s
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 6.5
 48K
Chaos (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two cops, a rookie and a grizzled vet, pursue an accomplished bank robber.
Style: exciting, surprise ending, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, police detective, police investigation, gangsters, crime, hostages, law enforcement, robbery, crimes, fan, dirty cop ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, san francisco
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New Police Story (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Sent into a drunken tailspin when his entire unit is killed by a gang of thrill-seeking punks, disgraced Hong Kong police inspector Wing (Jackie Chan) needs help from his new rookie partner, with a troubled past of his own, to climb out of the ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, redemption, gang, revenge, partner, hostages, rivalry, haunted by the past, birthday, dark past, alcoholic, youth gang ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, los angeles, tokyo
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