Kidnapping movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant kidnapping movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, tense and twists and turns films and TV shows about / with kidnapping, crimes, danger, brutality, murder, violence, confined, dialogue, storytelling and chase plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as kidnapping: Cleveland Abduction (2015), The Call (2013), Split (2016), 3096 Days (2013), Prisoners (2013), Room (2015), Taken (2008), Gone (2012), Man on Fire (2004), Taken 2 (2012).

List of kidnapping movies

Cleveland Abduction (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A single mother becomes Ariel Castro's first kidnapping victim, and finds herself trapped in his home with two other women for 11 years.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, bleak, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, woman in danger, sexual abuse, violence, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, true crime, survival, friendship, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2000s, year 2002 ...
Place: ohio, usa
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 6.7
 110K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, woman in danger, child abduction, 911, psycho, danger, investigation, chase, murder, graphic violence, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 409K
Split (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Though Kevin has evidenced 23 personalities to his trusted psychiatrist, Dr. Fletcher, there remains one still submerged who is set to materialize and dominate all the others. Compelled to abduct three teenage girls led by the willful, observant ...
Style: twist ending, psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, psycho, dissociative identity disorder, insanity, held captive, serial killer, schizophrenia, split personality, violence, mercilessness, paranoia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia
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 6.5
 10K
3096 Days (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young Austrian girl is kidnapped and held in captivity for eight years. Based on the real-life case of Natascha Kampusch.
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, tense, rough
Plot: kidnapping, pedophile, rape, life is a bitch, missing child, child abuse, confinement indoors, psychological torture, captivity, teenage girl, survivor, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
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 8.1
 582K
Prisoners (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family?
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, crime, brutality, neo noir, child abduction, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
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 8.1
 358K
Room (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jack is a young boy of 5 years old who has lived all his life in one room. He believes everything within it are the only real things in the world. But what will happen when his Ma suddenly tells him that there are other things outside of Room?
Style: sentimental, heartbreaking, emotional, touching, intense ...
Plot: kidnapping, mother son relationship, isolation, locked in a room, child born of rape, captive, imprisonment, escape, freedom, hospital, rescue, skylight ...
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 7.8
 558K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, vigilantism, dark hero, chase, human trafficking, woman in danger, daring rescue, father daughter relationship, abduction, rescue, child abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 5.9
 42K
Gone (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, haunted by the past, woman in danger, serial killer, paranoia, danger, crimes, police investigation, track down, vigilante, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
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 7.7
 324K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Mexico, Switzerland
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Jaded ex-CIA operative John Creasy reluctantly accepts a job as the bodyguard for a 10-year-old girl in Mexico City. They clash at first, but eventually bond, and when she's kidnapped he's consumed by fury and will stop at nothing to save ...
Style: tense, rough, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, justice, cia, vigilante, vigilantism, mercenary, bodyguard, daring rescue, friendship, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 6.3
 286K
Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Turkey
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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, hostage, telephone call, divorced divorcee, boyfriend, danger, violence, teenage daughter, stealing a car, ex husband ex wife relationship, u.s. embassy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, balkan, los angeles, albania ...
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 8.1
 601K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: dark humor, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: neo noir, kidnapping, crime gone awry, snow, police investigation, greed, ransom, psychopath, murder, small town, policewoman, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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 5.9
 33K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: surprise ending, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, abduction, single mother, strong female lead, danger, rescue, track down, child in peril, little boy, determination, female protagonist, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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 7.1
 8K
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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: sexual perversion, kidnapping, sexual abuse, murder, rape victim, sadism, sexual torture, teenage rape, hostage, rape, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan, soviet union, ussr
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 6.9
 98K
Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the ...
Style: rough, serious, disturbing, bleak, harsh ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: kidnapping, gang, friendship, marijuana, crimes, youth, society, criminal heroes, nudity (full frontal - brief), crime, death, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2005, year 2003, year 1999
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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The Collector (1965)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from his life. He comes into a large sum of money, and buys himself a country ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, tense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: psychopath, kidnapping, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, isolation, missing person, captivity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
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 6.5
 92K
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, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, hostage, police corruption, police, rescue, crimes, crime, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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 5.9
 38K
The Tall Man (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When her child goes missing, a mother looks to unravel the legend of the Tall Man, an entity who allegedly abducts children.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, mysterious character, uncover truth, abduction, urban legend, danger, mystery, small town, family problems, parents and children, track down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, washington state
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 18K
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, trap, psychopath, gang, danger, serial killer, captivity, hostage, deadly, crimes, hunt down, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.6
 3K
Kidnapped (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Story: Kidnapped is an American television drama series from Sony Pictures Television which aired on NBC from September 20, 2006, to August 11, 2007. The series returned on Universal HD in 2008.
Style: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, private detective, crime, crimes, confined, negotiation, search, special agents, law enforcement, fbi, ransom ...
Place: new york, usa
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Human Trafficking (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 176 min.
Story: When a sixteen-year-old girl from the Ukraine, a single mother from Russia, an orphaned seventeen-year-old girl from Romania, and a twelve-year-old American tourist become the victims of international sex slave traffickers, a specialized team of ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, forced prostitution, slavery, prostitute, child abduction, captivity, sex trade, violence against women, pedophilia, rape of a minor, pedophile, corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, eastern europe, ukraine, asia, russia ...
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The Sugarland Express (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Married small-time crooks Lou-Jean and Clovis Poplin lose their baby to the state of Texas and resolve to do whatever it takes to get him back. Lou-Jean gets Clovis out of jail, and the two steal their son from his foster home, in addition to taking ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, realistic, serious, based on true events ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, helicopter, chase, police, prison, sniper, gas station, on the road, stadium, convicted felon, texas ranger ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 70s ...
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
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 5.9
 30K
The Captive (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, non-linear ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, police investigation, crimes, danger, child abuse, little girl, internet chat, psychology, skating, child in peril, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
Is relevant ?
 7.6
 246K
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt, Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that ...
Style: twist ending, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, disappearance, pedophile, private detective, tragic event, life is a bitch, crimes, neo noir, conspiracy, missing child, peril ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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 7.4
 17K
Trade (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, Mexico
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Texas cop (Kevin Kline), whose own daughter might have been forced into sexual slavery, joins forces with a Mexican youth (Cesar Ramos) to find the boy's sister, who was abducted and forced into prostitution. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian woman who ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, realistic ...
Plot: human trafficking, child rape, sexual abuse, sex slavery, forced prostitution, kidnapping, child molestation, sex slave, missing child, sex with a minor, slavery, sex trade ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico city, poland, texas, new jersey ...
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 6.9
 26K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: dark humor, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, crimes, crime, mansion, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, confined, buddies, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
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The Human Centipede (2009)
Genre: Horror
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: During a stopover in Germany in the middle of a carefree road trip through Europe, two American girls find themselves alone at night when their car breaks down in the woods. Searching for help at a nearby villa, they are wooed into the clutches of a ...
Style: brutal, offbeat, suspenseful, macabre, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, insanity, crimes, experiment gone awry, mad scientist, victim, surgeon, body horror, confined, violence, strong violent content, excrement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
Style: banned film, controversial, bleak, rough, erotic ...
Plot: sexual perversion, sexual torture, rape, sex, perversion, deviant sex, fascism, kidnapping, captivity, obsession, youth, rough sex ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
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 5.5
 12K
Nine Dead (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Communication is the key to the survival for nine strangers who have been kidnapped by a masked gunman and told that one of them will die every ten minutes until they discover how they are all connected. Who of the nine lives and who dies?
Style: serious, surprise ending, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: confined, captivity, danger, kidnapping, survival, riddles and clues, crimes, gory, deadly, crime, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Private investigator Matthew Scudder is hired by a drug kingpin to find out who kidnapped and murdered his wife.
Style: tense, suspenseful, bleak, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, crime, crimes, mafia, neo noir, haunted by the past, drug dealer, corpse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: new york, usa
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A Lonely Place to Die (2011)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of five mountaineers are hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried in a small chamber in the wilderness. They become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers as ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, exciting, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, kidnapping, extreme sport, ransom, group of criminals, mountaineer, in the woods, rescue, crimes, hunt down, chase, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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