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 serious, suspenseful, realistic, suspense, tense and intense films and TV shows about / with hostages, crimes, confined, danger, murder, kidnapping, dialogue, chase, mentor and hostage 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: Speed (1994), The Strangers (2008), Crisis (2014), Cargo 200 (2007), Phone Booth (2002), Funny Games (2007), Taken 2 (2012), John Q (2002), Captain Phillips (2013), Collateral (2004).

List of hostages movies

 7.2
 292K
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, chase, terrorism, highway, ransom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.2
 106K
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, rough, scary, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hostages, home invasion, survival, slasher, murder, psychological thriller, isolation, confined, crimes, mysterious character, serial killer, violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 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: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, exciting, tense ...
Plot: hostages, special agents, fbi, conspiracy, family relations, secret service, hostage situation, kidnapping, confined, investigation, betrayal, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, kidnapping, murder, sexual perversion, hostages, crimes, rape, isolation, woman in danger, sadism, kidnapped girl, teenage rape ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan
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 7.1
 230K
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, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostages, mind game, crime, urban, psychopath, crimes, dishonesty, heroes, hopes, infidelity, redemption, sniper ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.5
 80K
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, scary, rough, brutal, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, hostages, danger, serial killer, torture, murder, family, neighbor, savagery, mind game, home invasion, bad guy wins ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 6.3
 265K
Taken 2 (2012)
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: serious, rough, realistic, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, hostages, violence, one man army, police chase, albanian, teenage daughter, u.s. embassy, stealing a car, bag over head, danger, boyfriend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, asia, china, istanbul turkey ...
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 7.1
 111K
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, suspenseful, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: hostages, hospital, kidnapping, insurance, factory worker, surgery, police chief, financial problem, family in crisis, fighting the system, crime, heart attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
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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: captivating, tense, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hijacking, ship, pirate, hostages, kidnapping, navy, confined, rescue, team, anti heroes, poverty, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2009, 2010s, 2000s
Place: somalia, africa, united states, kenya, virginia ...
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 7.5
 325K
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, clever, suspenseful, realistic, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: taxi driver, hitman, hostages, crime, killings, corpse, death, anti heroes, assassin, fbi, crimes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.6
 303K
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: mind bending, clever, suspenseful, tense, serious ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, hostages, police detective, bank, mysterious character, crime, perfect crime, manipulations, bank robbery, crimes, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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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: serious, rough, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, terrorism, president, secret service, hostages, daring rescue, head of state, one man army, secret agents, save the day, tough heroes, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, north korea, pentagon, washington d.c.
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 7.3
 119K
The Negotiator (1998)
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: serious, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, police corruption, hostages, false accusation, frame up, crime, swat, sniper, uncover truth, police, conspiracy, corruption ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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 6.7
 337K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, 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, exciting, serious, twists and turns, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: fighting the system, future dystopia, race against time, immortality, social differences, on the run, chase, society, love and romance, time, chases and races, survival ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, los angeles
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 6.2
 87K
Vacancy (2007)
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: scary, suspenseful, tense, macabre, disturbing ...
Plot: survival horror, trapped, one night, slasher, estranged couple, hotel, deception, psychological thriller, hidden camera, hostages, murder, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.3
 38K
Trespass (2011)
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: suspense, suspenseful, rough, intense, serious ...
Plot: home invasion, family in danger, betrayal, robbery, masked man, hostages, estate, crime, wife husband relationship, confined, couple relations, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa
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 5.8
 8K
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: bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, isolation, mind control, murder, hostages, confined, danger, crime gone awry, partners in crime, criminal heroes, supernatural ability, evil child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, new england, usa
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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, criminal heroes, hostages, danger, crimes, anti heroes, deadly creature, bar fight, deadly, death, murder ...
Time: 2010s
Place: texas, mexico, 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: parents and children, eccentric family, hostages, family problems, confined, family relations, suburbs, teenage life, confinement indoors, unsupportive parent, youth, punishment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: humorous, serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, president, save the day, head of state, secret service, hostages, tour guide, siege, nuclear threat, ex military, terrorism, conspiracy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, paris france, washington d.c., pentagon, u.s. capitol building ...
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 6.0
 16K
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: kidnapping, gang, psychopath, serial killer, crimes, danger, chase, crime gone awry, killing off one by one, hunt down, captivity, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cross country
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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
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: bank, fbi, transsexual, hostages, bank robbery, police, hostage, robbery, one day, unhappy marriage, asthma, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 100K
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, rough, twists and turns, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostages, small town, hostage negotiator, fbi, police chief, one man army, police operation, hostage situation, home invasion, crime gone awry, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
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 6.5
 162K
Air Force One (1997)
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, serious, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, secret service, president, one man army, prison, negotiation, white house, hostages, conspiracy, terrorism, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia, afghanistan, kazakhstan
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 6.8
 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: hostages, surgeon, political conspiracy, surgery, family in danger, assassination of president, hostage situation, kidnapping, confined, crimes, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.9
 21K
The Ref (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Caroline and Lloyd are a married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting acid-tongued barbs at the other's expense. Indeed, they are so obsessed with belittling each other that they never stop -- not even at ...
Style: talky, clever, humorous, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: christmas, dysfunctional family, hostages, holiday, farce, hostage, burglar, thief, blackmail, christmas eve, dinner, santa claus ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: connecticut, usa
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The Zero Hour (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Venezuela
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Zero Hour tells the story of the La Parca (Zapata 666), a fearsome assassin who is forced to kidnap a private clinic to save the love of his life, Ladydi (Amanda Key). They soonreached the police and a media circus with them, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: hostages, hospital, criminal heroes, confined, urban, crimes, danger, disorder, gang, crime gone awry, doctors and patients, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: latin america, venezuela
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 6.6
 2K
Midnight FM (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Popular TV anchorwoman & late night radio host Sun-Young prepares to work her final radio program. After this program she will prepare to take her ill daughter to America the following morning. During the radio show Ko Sun-Young receives a ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: kidnapping, radio show, chases and races, crimes, hostages, vigilantism, justice, psychopath, race against time, woman in danger, danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea
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 7.0
 227K
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, suspenseful, tense, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hijacking, airplane, terrorism, air disaster, danger, save the day, heroes, pilot, special agents, race against time, mystery killer, stewardess ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, iceland, london
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 6.5
 85K
Cellular (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. She claims to have been kidnapped – and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, police corruption, police, race against time, crime, rescue, hostage, mobile phone, chase, one man army, track down, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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