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, twists and turns and tense films and TV shows about / with kidnapping, crimes, danger, murder, brutality, violence, confined, mentor, dialogue and storytelling plots mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as kidnapping: The Call (2013), Cleveland Abduction (2015), Prisoners (2013), Split (2016), Room (2015), Taken 2 (2012), 3096 Days (2013), Taken (2008), Kidnap (2017), Man on Fire (2004).

List of kidnapping movies

 6.7
 115K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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, twist ending, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, child abduction, serial killer, 911, psycho, danger, investigation, youth, murder, graphic violence, lifesaver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, violence, woman in danger, sexual abuse, rape, confined, true crime, life is a bitch, isolation, crimes, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 2002, 2000s ...
Place: ohio, usa
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 8.1
 622K
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, neo noir ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, crime, brutality, disappearance, vigilantism, torture, child abduction, vigilante, desperation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
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 7.3
 443K
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, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, psycho, schizophrenia, dissociative identity disorder, split personality, insanity, serial killer, held captive, paranoia, murder, mercilessness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia
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 8.1
 384K
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, locked in a room, isolation, child born of rape, captive, escape, imprisonment, rescue, carpet, skylight, survival ...
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 6.3
 294K
Taken 2 (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Turkey, UK
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, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, one man army, lone hero, chase, fistfight, u.s. embassy, albanian, ex husband ex wife relationship, danger, police chase, kidnapped girl ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, istanbul turkey, asia, usa ...
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 6.5
 12K
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, child abuse, missing child, life is a bitch, captivity, confinement indoors, psychological torture, survivor, confined, teenage girl ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria
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 7.8
 573K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
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, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, chase, dark hero, vigilantism, human trafficking, woman in danger, danger, tough heroes, child abduction, lone hero, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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 5.9
 35K
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, child in peril, track down, child abduction, determination, mercilessness, female protagonist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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 7.7
 335K
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: kidnapping, lone hero, vengeance, bodyguard, vigilantism, child abduction, justice, mercenary, vigilante, cia, revenge, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 5.9
 43K
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, twist ending, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, woman in danger, haunted by the past, serial killer, paranoia, crimes, danger, manhunt, police investigation, deadly, nobody believes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa
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 6.2
 23K
Trapped (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, asthma, asthma attack, ransom, child in peril, hostage, psychopath, kidnapped girl, crimes, psycho killer, parents and children, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
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 7.6
 10K
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: kidnapping, psychopath, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, danger, confined, missing person, captivity, butterfly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: london
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, sexual perversion, sexual abuse, murder, rape victim, sadism, psycho killer, teenage rape, hostage, sexual torture, rape, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan, ussr, soviet union
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 6.9
 100K
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 2003, year 2005, year 1999
Place: california, usa, palm springs california, albuquerque new mexico
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 8.1
 632K
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: neo noir, interesting, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, dark humor, crime gone awry, snow, greed, police investigation, ransom, crime, murder, small town, policewoman, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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 6.5
 95K
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, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, hostage, police corruption, psychopath, telephone call, cell phone, confined, woman in danger, chases and races, heroes, rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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 4.6
 23K
Captivity (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The sought-after images of top model, Jennifer, adorn magazine covers and billboards worldwide. When alone at a charity event, she is abducted and incarcerated in a cell with another prisoner. When their captor subjects the two to torture, and ...
Style: scary, disturbing, rough, suspenseful, psychological ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, stalking, torture, psychopath, escape, danger, isolation, crimes, confined, mind game, deadly, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Human Trafficking (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
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, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, forced prostitution, human trafficking, slavery, violence against women, prostitute, captivity, child abduction, sex trade, sex trafficking, rape of a minor, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, eastern europe, europe, asia, russia ...
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 6.0
 20K
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: trap, kidnapping, psychopath, gang, massacre, woman in danger, captivity, hostage, serial killer, danger, murder, serial murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.6
 3K
Kidnapped (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
TV show
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, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, fbi, investigation, crimes, crime, private detective, hopes, law enforcement, special agents, confined, ransom, danger ...
Place: usa, new york
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 5.9
 40K
The Tall Man (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: 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: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, abduction, mysterious character, uncover truth, urban legend, danger, mystery, child abduction, small town, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c., washington state
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 5.5
 13K
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: surprise ending, serious, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: confined, kidnapping, danger, captivity, riddles and clues, survival, deadly, crimes, gory, crime, abduction, murder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
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 5.9
 32K
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, suspense, psychological, non-linear ...
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, police investigation, crimes, danger, child abuse, little girl, internet chat, psychology, skating, track down, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, ontario canada
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The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (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, suspenseful, macabre, offbeat, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, insanity, mad scientist, crimes, experiment gone awry, confined, surgeon, victim, psychopath, violence, body horror, sadistic horror ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
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 7.6
 256K
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, neo noir, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: investigation, kidnapping, disappearance, pedophile, private detective, tragic event, life is a bitch, crimes, missing child, conspiracy, peril, uncover truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, usa
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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, erotic, macabre ...
Plot: sexual perversion, rape, sexual torture, deviant sex, perversion, sex, fascism, kidnapping, captivity, obsession, torture, pubic hair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
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 6.9
 27K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, dark humor, hostage, crimes, crime, mansion, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, confined, buddies ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
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 5.5
 7K
The Tortured (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: An upper-middle-class couple's life is destroyed when their only child is kidnapped and killed. Obsessed with revenge, the couple seizes an opportunity to kidnap the killer.
Style: bleak, twists and turns, rough, tense, sadistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, bloody violence, sadism, homicidal maniac, psychopath, child killer, vengeance, confined, death of son, gory, deadly, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
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The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on Wes Craven's 1977 suspenseful cult classic, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carter family soon ...
Style: slasher, brutal, scary, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: rape, cannibalism, desert, human monster, kidnapping, survival, fear, victim, wilderness, danger, massacre, escape attempt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: new mexico, usa
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