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 rough films and TV shows about / with kidnapping, crimes, danger, brutality, violence, murder, runaway, dialogue, betrayal and mentor plots mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as kidnapping: Split (2016), Taken (2008), The Call (2013), Room (2015), Gone (2012), Prisoners (2013), Cleveland Abduction (2015), Alpha Dog (2006), 3096 Days (2013), Fargo (1996).

List of kidnapping movies

 7.3
 379K
Split (2016)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
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, suspense, macabre ...
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, psycho, serial killer, dissociative identity disorder, insanity, schizophrenia, violence, mercilessness, held captive, paranoia, survival ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia
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 7.8
 542K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 94 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
Plot: kidnapping, one man army, vigilantism, chase, human trafficking, dark hero, daring rescue, rescue, danger, abduction, car chase, boat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, arc de triomphe paris, paris france
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 6.7
 105K
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, surprise ending, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, woman in danger, psycho, danger, murder, fear, investigation, 911, lifesaver, crimes, underground ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 8.2
 324K
Room (2015)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Ireland, Canada, 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, emotional, heartbreaking, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: kidnapping, mother son relationship, isolation, locked in a room, imprisonment, escape, child born of rape, freedom, captive, hospital, rescue, dog ...
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 5.9
 40K
Gone (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Horror, 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, suspense, twist ending, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, serial killer, paranoia, woman in danger, danger, haunted by the past, crimes, track down, vigilante, police, police investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oregon
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 8.1
 536K
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: suspenseful, bleak, twist ending, psychological, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, police investigation, investigation, crime, disappearance, torture, brutality, vigilantism, revenge, maze, vigilante ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, usa, boston
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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, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, sexual abuse, confined, woman in danger, crimes, life is a bitch, survival, violence, true crime, danger, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
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 6.9
 96K
Alpha Dog (2006)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 117 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, youth, society, crimes, criminal heroes, party, crime, shot to death, death ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, year 2005
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico
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 6.4
 9K
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: pedophile, kidnapping, rape, life is a bitch, confinement indoors, missing child, captivity, child abuse, teenage girl, psychological torture, survivor, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
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 8.1
 569K
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, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, interesting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, police investigation, greed, ransom, snow, psychopath, murder, small town, police, neo noir, americana ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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 7.7
 311K
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, suspenseful, exciting, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, vigilante, daring rescue, friendship, mercenary, vigilantism, justice, diary, cia, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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Human Trafficking (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, slavery, prostitute, captivity, corruption, sex trade, violence against women, pedophilia, confined, life is a bitch, society, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe, ukraine, russia, asia, europe ...
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 5.9
 37K
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, scary, surprise ending, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, mysterious character, abduction, track down, uncover truth, urban legend, danger, mystery, small town, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington state
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 6.5
 89K
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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, police corruption, police, crime, rescue, hostage, track down, twists & turns, conspiracy, murder, one man army ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, 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, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, sexual abuse, sexual perversion, sadism, hostages, psycho killer, crimes, woman in danger, isolation, kidnapped girl, rape ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan, ussr
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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, confined, special agents, negotiation, law enforcement, ransom, danger, search, fbi ...
Place: new york, usa
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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, erotic, bleak, rough, psychological ...
Plot: sex, rape, sexual torture, deviant sex, kidnapping, captivity, fascism, sexual perversion, sexual relations, obsession, violence spree, torture ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
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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: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: kidnapping, hostages, one man army, danger, boyfriend, violence, albanian, bag over head, stealing a car, u.s. embassy, police chase, teenage daughter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, europe, china, paris france, asia ...
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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: road movie, suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kidnapping, chase, police, prison, sniper, helicopter, gas station, on the road, texas ranger, stadium, convicted felon, hostage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969, 80s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, california
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 7.0
 25K
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, suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, crime, mansion, crime gone awry, confined, nothing goes right, disorder, buddies, danger, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
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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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough
Plot: kidnapping, gang, psychopath, serial killer, killing off one by one, trap, hostages, crimes, crime gone awry, danger, chase, hunt down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa
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 5.9
 27K
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, crimes, police investigation, danger, child abuse, little girl, internet chat, psychology, bullying, family in crisis, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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 5.5
 11K
Nine Dead (2010)
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, suspenseful, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: riddles and clues, kidnapping, captivity, danger, deadly, gory, confined, crimes, survival, crime, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
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 5.9
 30K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, abduction, single mother, track down, rescue, danger, determination, car chase, child in peril, strong female lead, little boy, perseverance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events ...
Style: humorous, talky, surreal, absurd, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, kidnapping, bowling, dialogue, hippie, marijuana, mistaken identity, disorder, slacker, stoners, vandalism, deception ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, pasadena california, california
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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, suspense, clever, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, private detective, kidnapping, investigation, crime, mafia, haunted by the past, serial killer, drug dealer, murder of wife, ex cop, ransom ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 21st century, contemporary, 90s ...
Place: usa, new york
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 6.3
 182K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, car chase, lone hero, martial arts, danger, race against time, chases and races, war on drugs, chase, deadly virus, helicopter, antidote ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, florida, miami, france
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 5.9
 30K
P2 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Angela, a corporate climber, gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, christmas horror ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, stalking, kidnapping, torment, isolation, escape attempt, danger, survival, security guard, confinement indoors, terrorizing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.
Style: suspenseful, rough, twists and turns, bleak, brutal ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, bondage, sex, disappearance, woman in danger, danger, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, isolation, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england
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 7.4
 16K
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: sexual abuse, human trafficking, kidnapping, slavery, missing child, track down, child rape, rescue, child abuse, virginity, sex slave, child pornography ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico city, usa, texas, new jersey, poland
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