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, tense and rough films and TV shows about / with hostage, crimes, confined, danger, kidnapping, murder, violence, gun, graphic violence and deadly plots mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as hostages: Phone Booth (2002), Money Heist (2017), Kidnapped (2010), Funny Games (2007), The Strangers (2008), Dynamite (2004), Supremacy (2014), The Cottage (2008), No One Lives (2012), Cold Comes the Night (2013).

List of hostages movies

 7.1
 271K
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: suspense, suspenseful, tense, rough, twist ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, hostage, crimes, sniper, mind game, trapped, hopes, dishonesty, murder, sin, terrorist, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 8.2
 474K
Money Heist (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
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: suspense, intense, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: heist, perfect crime, hostage situation, bank robbery, professor, plot twist, hostage, planning, master criminal, criminal heroes, thief, strategy ...
Time: 2010s, 21st century, 2020s
Place: spain, madrid, thailand
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 6.4
 8K
Kidnapped (2010)
Genre: 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, disturbing, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: home invasion, hostage, brutality, rape, crimes, kidnapping, graphic violence, violence, survival, family in danger, redneck, masked killer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: madrid, europe, spain
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 6.5
 98K
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: psychological, scary, rough, disturbing, brutal ...
Plot: serial killer, torture, psychopath, home invasion, hostage, murder, bad guy wins, brutality, torment, kidnapping, family in danger, family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.1
 133K
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: scary, slasher, suspense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, serial killer, survival, murder, masked killer, survival horror, hostage, confined, violence, brutality, supernatural, torture ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, year 2005, contemporary
Place: usa
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 4.2
 246
Dynamite (2004)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman's life is turned upside down when three armed robbers invade her home.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, family in danger, criminal's revenge, crime gone awry, crimes, confined, isolation, teenage girl, kidnapped, fire, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.7
 5K
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, tense, suspenseful, psychological thriller
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: crimes, family in danger, society, confined, family relations, murder, hostage, husband wife relationship, home invasion, ex convict, kidnapping, kidnapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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 6.1
 13K
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: slasher, humorous, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: countryside, ransom, kidnapping, dark humor, gangsters, murder, cottage, chase, nothing goes right, confined, monster, social satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
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 5.9
 22K
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, psychological, slasher, bloody, suspense ...
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, psychopath, woman in danger, strong violent content, trap, serial murder, hunt down, massacre, murder, crimes, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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: serious, suspenseful, rough, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: motel, woman in danger, hostage, twists and turns, disability, disorder, crimes, bag of money, hidden money, prostitute, corrupt cop, prostitution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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 5.3
 44K
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, suspenseful, suspense, intense, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, betrayal, hostage, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family, kidnapping, dishonesty, infidelity, parents and children, twists and turns, secrets ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa
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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, stylized, rough ...
Plot: hostage, vengeance, arms dealer, hitman, love affair, criminal heroes, dishonesty, rivalry, family problems, couples, special agents, sniper ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, israel, usa
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 7.5
 406K
Collateral (2004)
Genre: Action, 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, neo noir, clever, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, taxi driver, crimes, twists and turns, hostage, killings, merciless, taxi, sociopath, assassin, murder witness, organized crime ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.1
 10K
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, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, sexual abuse, sadism, rape victim, murder, sexual perversion, crimes, life is a bitch, perversion, teenage rape, psycho killer, rape ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 90s, 20th century
Place: afghanistan, ussr, russia
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At Home with the Rozes (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, realistic
Plot: hostage, murder, fugitives, couples, criminal heroes, crimes, family gatherings, prison, husband wife relationship, wedding anniversary, dark humor, empire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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 6.6
 5K
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, serious, rough, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: crimes, police corruption, hostage, rescue, missing person, hijacking, police chase, police investigation, police, father and son, mystery, police detective ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, hong kong, asia
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 6.2
 102K
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: slasher, scary, suspenseful, disturbing, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, trapped, murder, survival horror, estranged couple, hotel, voyeurism, surveillance, survival, deception, hostage, motel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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 6.7
 10K
Hostages (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
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, political conspiracy, blackmail, moral dilemma, family in danger, u.s. president, husband wife relationship, escape attempt, surgery, confined, treason, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, confined, freezer, crimes, twists and turns, kidnapped, assassin, hostage, stolen money, undercover cop, russian mafia, hypothermia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Rampage: Capital Punishment (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man takes over a TV station and holds a number of hostages as a political platform to awaken humanity, instead of money.
Style: disturbing, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage situation, fighting the system, hostage, psychopath, siege, chaos, vigilantism, vengeance, losing-it hero, crimes, media, revolution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 7.1
 17K
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: bleak, suspense, psychological, tense, atmospheric ...
Plot: pirate, negotiation, hostage, hijacking, twists and turns, manipulation, secrets, ransom, character study, sailor, confined, moral dilemma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: denmark
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 7.3
 365K
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: suspense, suspenseful, exciting, tense, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: hostage, bomb, bus, highway, terrorism, unlikely partners, save the day, rescue, terrorist, chase, swat team, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 5.8
 19K
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: sexy, tricky, suspense, ironic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, abduction, husband wife relationship, mistress, adultery, crime gone awry, crimes, relationships, character study, dysfunctional family, family ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1978
Place: usa, california, detroit, bahamas
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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: touching, feel good, satirical, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: kidnapping, father daughter relationship, working class, obsession, farce, crime gone awry, unemployment, showbiz, desire for fame, unlikely criminals, obsessive quest, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: australia, europe, belgium
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 3.5
 1K
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, serious, suspenseful, suspense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, hostage, save the day, confined, race against time, escapades, isolation, nuclear threat, resort, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, on the run ...
Time: 90s
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 4.1
 468
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: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, manhunt, train, hostage, crimes, adventure, politics, escapades, rivalry, state affairs, partners, prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, alaska
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 5.9
 362
Deadlocked (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Portugal, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man is accused of rape and murder and placed on trial. His father doesn't believe that he is guilty, so in act of desperation he grabs the bailiff's guns and takes the whole jury hostage and insists that the prosecuting attorney ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: legal, hostage, swat team, courtroom, uncover truth, rebellion, false accusation, legal action, legal investigation, price of justice, hotshot lawyer, society ...
Time: 90s
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Action, 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, realistic, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: ship, hostage, kidnapping, terrorism, survival, rescue, u.s. navy, escapades, pirate, hostage situation, ocean, ransom ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s
Place: somalia, africa, kenya, virginia, vermont ...
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New Police Story (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, stylized, intense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, hostage, gang, redemption, crimes, police, partner, undercover cop, rivalry, kung fu, haunted by the past, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: hong kong, china, asia, tokyo, los angeles
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 7.4
 340K
The Rock (1996)
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: suspense, exciting, tense, intense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, alcatraz, prison, crimes, twists and turns, military, hostage, adventure, swat team, disney, mercenary, bio weapon ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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