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, realistic, serious, tense, rough and suspense films and TV shows about / with hostages, crimes, confined, danger, hostage, violence, chase, murder, runaway and death plots mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as hostages: Speed (1994), The Strangers (2008), Funny Games (2007), Whisper (2007), Vacancy (2007), Crisis (2014), Cargo 200 (2007), Trespass (2011), Family Weekend (2013), The Hurricane Heist (2018).
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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
Action, Crime, Horror
USA
45 min.
 7.0
Crisis
Action, Drama, Thriller
USA
60 min.
 7.2
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The Hurricane Heist
Action, Crime, Thriller
USA
103 min.
 5.0
Truth
Drama, History, Thriller, War
USA
80 min.
 7.2

List of hostages movies

 7.2
 292K
Speed
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, suspense, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: chase, bomb, hostages, terrorism, unlikely partners, rescue, bus, save the day, twists & turns, danger, surveillance, vengeance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.2
 106K
The Strangers
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: suspenseful, tense, suspense, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival, hostages, serial killer, slasher, murder, isolation, home invasion, psychological thriller, violence, torture, brutality, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2005
Place: usa
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 6.5
 80K
Funny Games
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: brutal, psychological, scary, rough, bad ending ...
Plot: brutality, serial killer, family, hostages, torture, murder, danger, gory, surveillance, home invasion, bad guy wins, child killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 5.8
 8K
Whisper
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: isolation, kidnapping, hostages, supernatural ability, confined, danger, crime gone awry, mind control, partners in crime, criminal heroes, evil child, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, maine
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From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
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, hostages, danger, criminal heroes, death, murder, crimes, supernatural, deadly creature, bar fight, family relations, runaway ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, mexico, usa
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 6.2
 87K
Vacancy
Genre: Crime, 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: suspenseful, tense, scary, macabre, disturbing ...
Plot: murder, slasher, hotel, one night, trapped, serial killer, psychological thriller, hostages, estranged couple, torture, danger, brutality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.2
 8K
Crisis
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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Plot: hostages, fbi, special agents, secret service agent, female fbi agent, kidnapping, confined, conspiracy, betrayal, parents and children, hostage situation, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.1
 6K
Cargo 200
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, dark, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, sexual abuse, rape, sadism, kidnapped girl, teenage rape, child abuse, murder, hostages, isolation, woman in danger, sexual perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan
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 5.3
 38K
Trespass
Genre: Crime, 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: suspenseful, rough, intense, suspense, serious ...
Plot: family in danger, home invasion, betrayal, hostages, estate, crime, twists & turns, confined, couple relations, brutality, robbery, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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Family Weekend
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, light, humorous, captivating, cynical ...
Plot: parents and children, eccentric family, hostages, family problems, confined, family relations, confinement indoors, unsupportive parent, punishment, tied feet, suburbs, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Hurricane Heist
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Thieves attempt a massive heist against the U.S. Treasury as a Category 5 hurricane approaches one of its Mint facilities.
Style: suspense, disturbing, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: hurricane, heist, special agents, conspiracy, betrayal, money, brother brother relationship, weather, hostages, corrupt sheriff, semi truck, bank note ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.6
 303K
Inside Man
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: clever, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: heist, crime, robbery, bank robbery, police, corruption, police investigation, hostage, investigation, manipulation, conspiracy, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Dog Day Afternoon
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: crime, crime gone awry, bank robbery, police, hostage, robbery, heist, bank, mob, hostages, fbi, transsexual ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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 7.1
 230K
Phone Booth
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: suspenseful, tense, suspense, serious, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, redemption, murder, paranoia, hostage, mind game, hostages, twists & turns, serial killer, urban, secrets, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.4
 285K
The Rock
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 ...
Style: exciting, tense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: prison, alcatraz, terrorism, island, adventure, chase, car chase, gunfight, revenge, betrayal, hostages, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 7.7
 2K
Standoff
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series focused on an FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit whose members negotiated hostage situations and shared relationships.
Style: serious, dark humor, realistic, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: hostages, fbi, partners against crime, couple relations, workplace romance, confined, crimes, love and romance, partners, workplace, couples, hostage situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 6.3
 265K
Taken 2
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, chase, violence, father daughter relationship, revenge, car chase, torture, hostages, brutality, betrayal, one man army, islam ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, albania, asia, china ...
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 6.6
 100K
Hostage
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, suspense, serious, rough, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, small town, hostage, police, violence, organized crime, hostages, redemption, one man army, twists & turns, vengeance, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
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 7.1
 111K
John Q
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: emotional, serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, kidnapping, fighting the system, hostage, hostages, politics, family in crisis, sacrifice, crime, doctors, greed, justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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 7.3
 119K
The Negotiator
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police, conspiracy, corruption, police corruption, murder, crime, revenge, gunfight, assassination, hostages, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.5
 162K
Air Force One
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, terrorism, airplane, conspiracy, president, corruption, hostage, sacrifice, aviation, russian, hostages, negotiation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia, afghanistan, kazakhstan
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 7.6
 53K
Funny Games
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Austria
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, violence, torture, sadism, blood, hostages, postmodernism, brutality, visceral, violent, family in danger, gratuitous violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
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 5.8
 53K
Firewall
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, technology, hacking, surveillance, hostage, heist, hostages, car chase, dog, family in danger, blackmail, bank robbery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington
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12 Hours to Live
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Eighteen-year-old Amy is having a bad day. Not only has she been kidnapped by a deranged gunman, but as a diabetic without her insulin, her chances of survival are diminishing with each tick of the clock. FBI agent Megan Saunders isn't walking ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting, tense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crime, hostages, race against time, kidnapping, woman in danger, chases and races, confined, crimes, danger, law enforcement, police investigation, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa
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Freefall: Flight 174
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: True story of a brand-new Canadian airliner running out of fuel in-flight and forced to glide to the nearest airfield.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, rough
Plot: hostages, police station, race against time, airplane, hijacking, confined, danger, heroes, fighting crime, survival, chases and races, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: canada, new york, montreal quebec
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 4.7
 72
The Cursed
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A woman desperate to save her injured husband is taken hostage by an escaped mental patient.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: hostages, crimes, danger, unlikely criminals, daring rescue, escaped mental patient, down on your luck, forces of nature, chases and races, confined, deadly, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 237
October 22
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A wounded man makes a desperate call, reporting that a gunman is holding a coffee shop hostage and shooting anyone he pleases -- but when the SWAT team shows up, the madman opens fire. Through flashbacks, a waitress serves an array of customers, all ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, crimes, psychopath, crime, confined, deadly, swat, suicidal, breakup, explosion, unemployment, marital infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Cry in the Woods
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An unfortunate bank robber takes an escaped mental patient, wanted for murder, as hostage.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: hostages, chases and races, crime gone awry, crime, investigation, mental illness, confined, crimes, dishonesty, law enforcement, disorder, archery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
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The House on Garibaldi Street
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When Israeli officials learn than Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann may be living in Argentina, they send a team of secret agents to apprehend him.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, sincere ...
Plot: hostages, secret agents, espionage, track down, rivalry, chases and races, mossad, government agency, kidnapping, vengeance, haunted by the past, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: argentina, latin america, israel
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 6.6
 324
Stronghold
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An isolated farmhouse is chosen as a hide-out by Jim and Charlie after an armed robbery. The Deleye family are forced to accept the situation under Jim's brutal domination. Badly wounded Charlie, a gentle character, takes Lisa's room but ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: hostages, manhunt, crime, in the woods, on the run, wilderness, violence spree, family in danger, confined, danger, fugitives, lovers on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: belgium, europe
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