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

List of kidnapping movies

 6.7
 122K
The Call (2013)
Genre: 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, surprise ending, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, serial killer, investigation, woman in danger, 911, psycho, child abduction, murder, chase, youth, graphic violence, lifesaver ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 8.1
 415K
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, heartbreaking, emotional, suspense, touching ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, mother son relationship, escape, isolation, captive, child born of rape, rape, imprisonment, kidnapped, room, locked in a room, mother daughter relationship ...
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 8.1
 693K
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, twist ending, psychological, atmospheric, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, brutality, revenge, vigilantism, missing child, torture, child abduction, disappearance, serial killer, vengeance ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
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 7.3
 484K
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: suspense, twist ending, psychological, macabre, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, split personality, dissociative identity disorder, insanity, serial killer, schizophrenia, psycho, violence, survival, murder, paranoia ...
Time: 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, philadelphia
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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, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, violence, sexual abuse, woman in danger, life is a bitch, true crime, isolation, confined, rape, abduction, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 2002, 2010s ...
Place: ohio, usa, cleveland ohio
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 6.4
 14K
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, rough, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, child abuse, pedophile, rape, life is a bitch, psychological torture, missing child, captivity, survivor, confinement indoors, confined, rape victim ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century
Place: austria
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 7.8
 598K
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, suspense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, vigilantism, human trafficking, one man army, revenge, chase, dark hero, father daughter relationship, lone hero, secret service, abduction, tough heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, usa, north america
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 6.2
 306K
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: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, rough, serious ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, revenge, lone hero, one man army, brutality, chase, kidnapped, vigilante, torture, violence, police chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey, europe, usa, balkan ...
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 5.9
 37K
Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, realistic, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, strong female lead, abduction, single mother, child abduction, mercilessness, female protagonist, child in peril, rescue, missing child, track down, determination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa
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 7.7
 360K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Switzerland, UK, USA
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, suspense, brutal, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, revenge, vengeance, vigilantism, lone hero, vigilante, justice, mercenary, cia, child abduction, bodyguard, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 6.1
 24K
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, twists and turns, sexy, suspense, scary ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, asthma, hostage, ransom, psychopath, crimes, blackmail, brutality, home invasion, betrayal, chase, family bonds ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, new orleans, oregon
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 5.9
 44K
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, twists and turns, tricky ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, woman in danger, serial killer, justice, sisters, paranoia, haunted by the past, revenge, police investigation, survival, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa
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 7.6
 271K
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, neo noir, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, private detective, missing child, pedophile, kidnapped child, conspiracy, police investigation, disappearance, crimes, moral dilemma, child abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa
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 7.5
 11K
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: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, obsession, collector, mentally unstable, woman in danger, captivity, confined, dangerous attraction, loneliness, missing person, hostage ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london
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 5.9
 41K
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: scary, surprise ending, twists and turns, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, abduction, child abduction, small town, mystery, urban legend, mysterious character, uncover truth, dysfunctional family, paranoia, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
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 6.9
 103K
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, disturbing, serious, harsh, bleak ...
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: kidnapping, gang, crimes, sex scene, friendship, gangsters, youth, society, drug dealer, crime gone awry, culture clash, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999, year 2005, year 2003
Place: california, usa, albuquerque new mexico, palm springs california
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 7.1
 10K
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, serious, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, sexual abuse, murder, sadism, rape victim, sexual perversion, rape, psycho killer, teenage rape, crimes, sexual torture, sadistic psychopath ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, 90s, 20th century
Place: ussr, afghanistan, russia
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 5.9
 21K
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, psychological, slasher, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, trap, serial killer, serial murder, psychopath, massacre, woman in danger, strong violent content, hunt down, murder, crimes, gang ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After getting in a car accident, a woman is held in a shelter with two men, who claim the outside world is affected by a widespread chemical attack.
Style: suspense, surprise ending, twist ending, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, post apocalypse, kidnapping, alien, bunker, underground bunker, bomb shelter, paranoia, survivalist, survival, ufo ...
Time: 2010s
Place: louisiana, usa, new orleans
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 6.5
 101K
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, sexy, twists and turns, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, race against time, hostage, cell phone, home invasion, police, police corruption, psychopath, conspiracy, murder, family in danger, lone hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: twists and turns, suspenseful, psychological, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, abduction, woman in danger, sex, bondage, violence, female nudity, crimes, love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), erotica ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, britain, united kingdom
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 270K
Don't Breathe (2016)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of teens break into a blind man's home thinking they'll get away with the perfect crime. They're wrong.
Style: suspense, brutal, scary, twist ending, disturbing ...
Plot: home invasion, murder, thief, survival, blind man, trapped, kidnapping, violence, held captive, breaking and entering, heist gone wrong, surveillance ...
Place: michigan, california, detroit
Is relevant ?
 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, psychological, disturbing, rough, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, stalking, torture, psychopath, survival, serial killer, stereotypes, isolation, brutality, violence, escape, mind game ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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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, suspenseful, realistic, suspense
Plot: kidnapping, fbi, investigation, crimes, private detective, missing person, hopes, negotiation, special agents, confined, law enforcement, ransom ...
Place: usa, new york
Is relevant ?
 5.9
 34K
P2 (2007)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, 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, scary, suspenseful, slasher, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: obsession, psychopath, woman in danger, kidnapping, survival, escape attempt, stalking, security guard, confinement indoors, stalker, torment, hostage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, human trafficking, violence against women, forced prostitution, sex trafficking, slavery, captivity, child abduction, prostitute, child prostitution, child rape, pedophilia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, eastern europe, thailand, asia, ukraine ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 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, dark ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: human trafficking, kidnapping, sexual abuse, sex slavery, child molestation, child rape, forced prostitution, sex slave, missing child, slavery, sex with a minor, sexual assault ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, mexico city, texas, poland, el paso texas ...
Is relevant ?
 6.5
 121K
Red Eye (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, psychological, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, woman in danger, kidnapping, hostage, villain, fear, hitman, crimes, airport, psychology, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, miami, dallas texas, texas
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 6.4
 18K
Chained (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A serial killer kidnaps a young boy after murdering his mother, then raises him to be his accomplice. After years in captivity, the boy must choose between escaping or following in his captor's bloody footprints.
Style: psychological, disturbing, rough, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: serial killer, captivity, slave, kidnapping, serial rapist, childhood trauma, misogynist, crimes, psychopath, escape attempt, abuse, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.5
 111K
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, 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: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, tense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, home invasion, hostage negotiator, organized crime, swat team, crimes, one man army, small town, fbi, police investigation, hostage situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
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