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, tense and exciting films and TV shows about / with hostages, danger, crimes, murder, confined, kidnapping, violence, hostage, police investigation and death plots mostly in Thriller, Action and Drama genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as hostages: The Strangers (2008), Phone Booth (2002), Hostage (2005), Crisis (2014), Collateral (2004), Captain Phillips (2013), Speed (1994), John Q (2002), Olympus Has Fallen (2013), The Ref (1994).

List of hostages movies

 6.2
 111K
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, scary, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: home invasion, hostages, slasher, murder, survival, psychological thriller, mysterious character, confined, serial killer, violence, isolation, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2005
Place: usa
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 7.0
 239K
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, surprise ending, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sniper, hostages, dishonesty, mind game, psychopath, crimes, murder, redemption, characters in danger, heroes, phone booth, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.6
 103K
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: hostages, kidnapping, hostage negotiator, small town, fbi, rescue, hostage situation, family problems, crime gone awry, one man army, crimes, family in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles
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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, twists and turns, serious, exciting ...
Plot: hostages, secret service, fbi, special agents, kidnapping, conspiracy, betrayal, confined, parents and children, family relations, hostage situation, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.5
 338K
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, organized crime, killings, merciless, crime, assassin, danger, victim, anti heroes, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, 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, exciting ...
Plot: ship, pirate, hijacking, hostages, rescue, terrorism, navy, kidnapping, confined, team, ship captain, u.s. navy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s
Place: somalia, africa, virginia, vermont, kenya ...
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 7.2
 307K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: hostages, bomb, danger, highway, rescue, twists & turns, hijacking, unlikely partners, save the day, bus, master criminal, ransom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 7.1
 116K
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, tense, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: hostages, hospital, injustice, financial problem, fighting the system, life is a bitch, society, crimes, power relations, doctors and patients, 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: terrorism, white house, president, one man army, terrorist attack, secret service, hostages, daring rescue, nuclear threat, secret agents, save the day, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., north korea, pentagon
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 6.9
 22K
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: dark humor, humorous, talky, witty, semi serious ...
Plot: hostages, dysfunctional family, christmas, farce, holiday, hostage, robbery, blackmail, dinner, thief, christmas party, alcoholic ...
Time: 90s, 18th century
Place: usa, connecticut
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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: suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: hostages, political conspiracy, surgery, surgeon, family in danger, moral dilemma, treason, doctors and patients, confined, family relations, danger, assassination of president ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.0
 17K
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, psychopath, gang, serial killer, hostages, captivity, crime gone awry, danger, hunt down, crimes, trap, killing off one by one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa
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 7.6
 317K
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, bank robbery, thief, bank, police detective, hostages, perfect crime, crime, robbery, manipulations, deception ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.0
 237K
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, terrorism, hijacking, air disaster, save the day, danger, pilot, hostages, false accusation, deadly, conspiracy, special agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, iceland, london
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 6.2
 276K
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, hostages, one man army, danger, boyfriend, violence, u.s. embassy, albanian, stealing a car, police chase, bag over head, teenage daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, china, asia, istanbul turkey ...
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 8.5
 176K
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: exciting, twists and turns, suspense, intense
Plot: bank robbery, perfect crime, master criminal, stockholm syndrome, thief, criminal heroes, heist, hostages, hostage situation, sexual tension, mentor, robbery ...
Place: spain, thailand
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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: serious, exciting, realistic, suspenseful, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: white house, president, save the day, terrorism, nuclear threat, conspiracy, head of state, treason, siege, secret service, hostages, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., paris france, u.s. capitol building, pentagon ...
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 6.5
 85K
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: rough, psychological, brutal, scary, bad ending ...
Plot: psychopath, torture, home invasion, serial killer, danger, hostages, murder, family, family in danger, mind game, neighbor, savagery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 7.6
 38K
Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK, India, Singapore
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, factual, tense
Plot: terrorist attack, hotel, religious fanatic, terrorist, survival, shooting, courage, hostages, terrorism, survivor, siege, chaos ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, mumbai india, bombay india, australia, pakistan ...
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15 Minutes of War (2019)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: February 1976. Somalian rebels hijack a school bus carrying 21 French children and their teacher in Djibouti City. When the terrorists drive it to a no-man’s-land on the border between Somalia and French territory, the French Government sends out ...
Style: serious, realistic, based on true events, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: sniper, hostages, french foreign legion, terrorist group, female teacher, kids in trouble, danger, school bus, shooting, border, terrorism, terrorist ...
Time: year 1976
Place: somalia
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 6.2
 90K
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, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: survival horror, danger, serial killer, trapped, hotel, slasher, psychological thriller, hostages, isolation, estranged couple, deception, hidden camera ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.1
 7K
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: bleak, rough, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: sexual perversion, murder, kidnapping, sexual abuse, sadism, hostages, rape, crimes, isolation, woman in danger, sexual torture, kidnapped girl ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan, soviet union, ussr
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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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, hostages, hostage situation, fighting the system, vigilantism, vengeance, chaos, one man army, media, crimes, losing-it hero, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.4
 39K
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: river, criminal, rafting, family in danger, hostages, danger, wilderness, forces of nature, survival, adventure, rescue, bank robber ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, boston, idaho
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The Insatiable (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A drab, run-of-the-mill guy witnesses a vampiress devour a bum and becomes so infatuated with her, he tracks her down and traps her in a basement so she can't kill again.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, suspense
Plot: female vampire, stalking, dangerous attraction, vampire, crimes, murder, hostages, vampire human love, serial killer, gory, femme fatale, witnessing a crime ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.7
 6K
Balkan Line (2019)
Genre: Action, War
Country: Russia, Serbia
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 1999, Serbia is bombed and Kosovo region is left for plunder by bandits under command of Albanian warlord, Smuk. The removal of the human organs take place within the territories bandits have taken, the robberies, mass assassinations and genocide. ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, thought provoking, suspense, disturbing ...
Plot: terrorism, hostages, society, nato, female soldier, friendship, swat team, dishonesty, islam, covert operation, culture clash, civil war ...
Time: 90s
Place: yugoslavia, albania, serbia, kosovo, bosnia
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 6.7
 349K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: future dystopia, immortality, race against time, time, social differences, fighting the system, society, love and romance, on the run, chase, poverty, survival ...
Time: future, near future
Place: usa, 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, danger, hostages, criminal heroes, deadly creature, crimes, bar fight, on the run, texas ranger, death, murder ...
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, suspense, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: hijacking, pirate, negotiation, ransom, cargo ship, hostages, captivity, moral dilemma, confined, workplace, crimes, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: denmark
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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: serious, captivating, exciting, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, on the run, hostage, crime, criminal heroes, hostages, violence, crimes, rivalry, police investigation, chase, surveillance camera ...
Time: contemporary
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