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The list contains the best, new and most relevant kidnapping movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, suspense and rough films and TV shows about / with kidnapping, danger, death, murder, crimes, catastrophe, violence, brutality, runaway and mentor plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as kidnapping: The Call (2013), Cargo 200 (2007), 3096 Days (2013), Transporter 2 (2005), Changeling (2008), Split (2016), Gone (2012), The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014), Rush Hour (1998), Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013).
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Changeling
Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
USA
141 min.
 7.8
ERASED
Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Japan
30 min.
 8.5
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Killing Angels
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
USA
Finding Her
Crime, Drama, Mystery
Romania, Mexico
104 min.

List of kidnapping movies

 6.7
 101K
The Call
Genre: Crime, 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: suspense, suspenseful, intense, psychological, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, psycho, chase, murder, control room, guilt, twists & turns, woman in danger, surveillance, investigation, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.1
 6K
Cargo 200
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, dark, suspenseful, sadistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, sexual abuse, rape, sadism, kidnapped girl, teenage rape, child abuse, murder, hostages, isolation, woman in danger, sexual perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1984
Place: russia, afghanistan
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 6.4
 8K
3096 Days
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: serious, realistic, captivating, tense, rough
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, confinement indoors, child abuse, teenage girl, psychological torture, survivor, loneliness, cellar, pedophile, mental illness, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: austria
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 6.3
 174K
Transporter 2
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, USA
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: realistic, suspenseful, exciting, entertaining, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, kidnapping, martial arts, lone hero, fight scenes, race against time, mentor, chases and races, danger, war on drugs, bodyguard, deadly virus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, miami, usa, france
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 7.8
 217K
Changeling
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: tense, disturbing, psychological, heartbreaking, sentimental ...
Plot: fighting the system, investigation, corruption, police, uncover truth, insanity, kidnapping, missing child, storytelling, manipulation, twists & turns, conspiracy ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle washington, canada
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 7.3
 290K
Split
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: 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: suspense, twist ending, macabre, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: mental illness, kidnapping, serial killer, schizophrenia, violence, dissociative identity disorder, insanity, survival, paranoia, teenage girl, psychiatrist, surveillance ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 5.9
 38K
Gone
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, tricky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: serial killer, kidnapping, woman in danger, twists & turns, crimes, survival, danger, sisters, haunted by the past, police investigation, justice, revenge ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
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The Taking of Deborah Logan
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What starts as a poignant medical documentary about Deborah Logan's descent into Alzheimer's disease and her daughter's struggles as caregiver degenerates into a maddening portrayal of dementia at its most frightening, as hair-raising ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, investigation, supernatural, demons, surveillance, insanity, memory loss, surveillance footage, transformation, hospital, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mine, virginia
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 7.0
 212K
Rush Hour
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, martial arts, kidnapping, odd couple, partners against crime, reluctant partners, chase, police, verbal byplay, crime, adventure, two man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, hong kong, usa, china, california
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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel and Gretel have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell-bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches... their ...
Style: fairy tale, exciting, entertaining, suspenseful, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: good versus evil, witch hunt, witch, bounty hunter, kidnapping, adventure, supernatural, magic, transformation, chase, siblings relations, medieval ...
Place: dungeon
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The Light Between Oceans
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, New Zealand, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A lighthouse keeper and his wife living off the coast of Western Australia raise a baby they rescue from an adrift rowboat.
Style: scenic, heartbreaking, touching, melancholic, compassionate ...
Plot: wanting to have children, kidnapping, moral dilemma, redemption, love, motherhood, husband wife relationship, miscarriage, infertility, mother love, isolation, island ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, year 1918, 1920s
Place: australia
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 5.8
 8K
Whisper
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: isolation, kidnapping, hostages, supernatural ability, confined, danger, crime gone awry, mind control, partners in crime, criminal heroes, evil child, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, maine
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 6.7
 7K
Taken
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 41 min.
Story: The origin story of younger, hungrier, former Green Beret Bryan Mills as he deals with a personal tragedy that shakes his world. As he fights to overcome the incident and exact revenge, Mills is pulled into a career as a deadly CIA operative, a job ...
Style: brutal, suspense, harsh, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, cia agent, daring rescue, father daughter relationship, human trafficking, father, protective parent, heroes, lone hero, crimes, divorced parents, organized crime ...
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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom
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: macabre, bleak, rough, erotic, psychological ...
Plot: torture, sexual abuse, brutality, rape, libertine, kidnapping, fascism, captivity, sexual perversion, atrocity, sex, political unrest ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, europe
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 7.7
 297K
Man on Fire
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
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: rough, tragic ending, suspense, emotional, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, lone hero, kidnapping, friendship, revenge, murder, child in peril, danger, vigilante, justice, daring rescue, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.0
 39K
Baby's Day Out
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, babies and infants, adventure, mischievous children, kidnapping, lost child, nothing goes right, stupidity, crime gone awry, chase, danger, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa
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 5.9
 26K
Kidnap
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: suspenseful, serious, suspense, realistic, surprise ending
Plot: abduction, determination, rescue, track down, female protagonist, danger, car chase, kidnapping, perseverance, child in peril, strong female lead, anger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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 6.5
 93K
Safe
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, entertaining, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: protector, mafia, gangsters, gunfight, organized crime, police corruption, revenge, kidnapping, lone wolves, martial arts, chase, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
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 6.5
 85K
Cellular
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: police corruption, hostage, race against time, police, chase, conspiracy, kidnapping, crime, twists & turns, rescue, secrets, one man army ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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All the Money in the World
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.
Style: based on true events, serious, captivating, tense, rough
Plot: kidnapping, grandfather grandson relationship, billionaire, greed, escape, telephone call, child custody, ransom demand, abduction, violence, severed ear, oil company ...
Time: year 1973, year 1971
Place: italy, saudi arabia, rome italy
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 8.3
 15K
HAPPY!
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Nick Sax, an intoxicated, corrupt ex-cop turned hit man, floats adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex and betrayal. After a hit gone wrong, his inebriated life is forever changed by a tiny, relentlessly positive, imaginary blue winged ...
Style: bleak, captivating, suspenseful, suspense, tense
Plot: imaginary friend, kidnapping, hitman, brutality, goofy hero, fight scenes, investigation, crimes, gory, swearing, murder, dishonesty ...
Place: usa
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 8.5
 12K
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Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist who has the ability to turn back time and prevent deaths. When his mother is killed he turns back time to solve the mystery, but ends up back in elementary school, just before the disappearance of his ...
Style: captivating, psychological, tense, sentimental, uplifting
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, kidnapping, supernatural, friendship, mystery killer, abusive mother, murder, child abuse, death, dysfunctional family, childhood, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, year 2006
Place: japan
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 6.8
 61K
High Tension
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, Romania
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Alexia travels with her friend Marie to spend a couple of days with her family in their farm in the country. They arrive late and they are welcomed by Alexia's father. Late in the night, a sadistic and sick killer breaks into the farmhouse, ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, rough, suspense, scary ...
Plot: slasher, survival, brutality, gory, insanity, serial killer, violence, torture, murder, death, psychopath, farmhouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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 7.1
 144K
Hard Candy
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, suspenseful, twist ending ...
Plot: manipulation, vengeance, torture, sexual abuse, justice, brutality, child abuse, age difference, deception, vigilante, vigilantism, adolescence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.6
 4K
Trust
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The trials and triumphs of one of America’s wealthiest and unhappiest families, the Gettys. Told over multiple seasons and spanning the twentieth century, the series begins in 1973 with the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III, an heir to the Getty ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating, rough
Plot: wealthy family, kidnapping, family relations, danger, investigation, greed, mafia, rescue, dishonesty, runaway, society, money ...
Time: year 1973
Place: italy, usa
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The Hills Have Eyes
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On the way to California, a family has the misfortune to have their car break down in an area closed to the public, and inhabited by violent savages ready to attack.
Style: suspenseful, scary, tense, harsh, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, cannibalism, desert, gory, blood, violence, brutality, violent, family in danger, danger, stranded, wilderness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, mine, southern california
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The Last House on the Left
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of teenage girls heading into the city hook up with a gang of drug-addled ne'er-do-wells and are brutally murdered. The killers find their way to the home of one of their victim's parents, where both father and mother exact a ...
Style: suspenseful, brutal, scary, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: brutality, gory, rape, serial killer, murder, gratuitous violence, violence, torture, sexualized violence, psychopath, danger, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Despicable Me 3
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Gru and his wife Lucy must stop former '80s child star Balthazar Bratt from achieving world domination.
Style: funny, colourful, entertaining, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids
Plot: kids and family, happy ending, adventure, weapons, twin brother, fired from a job, brother brother relationship, spy, diamond, villain, disney, fantasy world ...
Time: 2010s
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 7.2
 8K
Crisis
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: serious, twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, exciting ...
Plot: hostages, fbi, special agents, secret service agent, female fbi agent, kidnapping, confined, conspiracy, betrayal, parents and children, hostage situation, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.5
 4K
The Family
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This thriller follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family, suspicions emerge — is he really who he says he is?
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, melancholic, bleak
Plot: missing child, secret, twists & turns, kidnapping, lie, family drama, parents and children, suspicion, police investigation, neighbor, teenager, politics ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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