Captivity movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant captivity movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, psychological and suspense films and TV shows about / with captivity, confined, danger, kidnapping, survival, brutality, murder, crimes, death and blood plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as captivity: Chained (2012), Cleveland Abduction (2015), Buried (2010), Misery (1990), Hostel (2005), Boxing Helena (1993), Saw (2004), Cube (1997), The Loved Ones (2009), Grotesque (2009).

List of captivity movies

 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, rough, disturbing, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: captivity, serial rapist, serial killer, slave, childhood trauma, kidnapping, psychopath, misogynist, crimes, escape attempt, confined, slavery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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, bleak, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, violence, sexual abuse, woman in danger, life is a bitch, rape, isolation, confined, true crime, crimes, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: ohio, usa
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 7.0
 159K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: survival, confined, captivity, buried alive, trapped, isolation, claustrophobia, abduction, desperation, terrorism, race against time, deathtrap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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 7.8
 203K
Misery (1990)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, scary, tense ...
Plot: obsession, insanity, loneliness, female psychopath, captivity, mentally unstable, isolation, psychopath, obsessed fan, snow, kidnapping, blizzard ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
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 5.9
 178K
Hostel (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Style: slasher, scary, rough, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, psychopath, captivity, strong violent content, crimes, dismemberment, serial murder, tourist, survival, torment, sadistic horror, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
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 4.7
 12K
Boxing Helena (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A top surgeon is besotted with a beautiful woman who once ditched him. Unable to come to terms with life without her, he tries to convince her that they need each other. She has other ideas, but an horrific accident leaves her at his mercy. The plot ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, erotic, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: amputation, obsession, captivity, obsessive love, crimes of passion, power relations, unfulfilled love, sexual dysfunction, estate, confined, doctor, woman in danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
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 7.6
 410K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Obsessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, psychological, macabre ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, psychopath, serial killer, survival horror, captivity, game of death, trapped, insanity, violent, master criminal, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
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 7.2
 227K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seven strangers are taken out of their daily lives and placed mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out.
Style: psychological, surreal, suspenseful, mind bending, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: trap, isolation, survival, trapped, escape, maze, survival horror, group of strangers, claustrophobia, captivity, death, mathematics ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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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: bleak, erotic, psychological, macabre, rough ...
Plot: sexual perversion, rape, sexual torture, deviant sex, perversion, sex, kidnapping, fascism, captivity, libertine, torture, obsession ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
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 6.6
 40K
The Loved Ones (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: Australia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own, where she is queen and Brent is king -- ...
Style: scary, suspenseful, bleak, rough, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, femme fatale, obsessive love, captivity, female psychopath, kidnapping, prom, torture, teenage girl, psychopath, teenager, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, california
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 4.7
 7K
Grotesque (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An unnamed doctor has always had everything he's ever wanted, but that has only made him develop more extreme and depraved needs. He kidnaps a young couple in the prime of their life together and forces them into a game of torment that slowly ...
Style: disturbing, rough, brutal, serious, scary ...
Plot: sexual abuse, torture, captivity, brutality, sadism, psychopath, sexual torture, held captive, mysterious character, strong sexual content, chainsaw, violent death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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 5.4
 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, captivity, riddles and clues, crimes, survival, abduction, murder, mystery, clue, manipulation, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
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 5.3
 2K
Caged (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Somewhere in Eastern Europe. Carole is a young nurse with a humanitarian aid group that has reached the end of its mission. But just then, the young woman and her two colleagues are kidnapped by strangers for mysterious reasons. Held captive, cared ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, scary, serious ...
Plot: captivity, woman in danger, crimes, abduction, kidnapping, confined, captive, un, farmhouse, basement, graphic violence, scarecrow ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, eastern europe, kosovo
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As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 158 min.
Story: The German soldier Clemens Forel - determined to be reunited with his beloved family - makes a dramatic escape through bitter cold winters, desolate landscapes, and life threatening ventures from a Siberian labor camp after World War II. 8000 miles ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: gulag, adventure, pow, captivity, world war two, getting home, survival, confined, human spirit, wehrmacht, fugitives, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, year 1944 ...
Place: ussr, siberia, poland, russia, alaska ...
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Persons Unknown (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Persons Unknown is an American mystery drama television series that revolves around strangers who are imprisoned inside a small ghost town. The thirteen-episode summer series premiered on June 7, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. on NBC. On June 30, NBC moved the ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, twists and turns, mind bending ...
Plot: riddles and clues, captivity, mysterious place, group of strangers, confined, trapped, survival, experiment, mind game, mystery, isolation, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
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An American Crime (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
Style: serious, bleak, harsh, rough, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, torture, domestic violence, dysfunctional family, captivity, confined, crimes, mentally unstable, murder, family problems, court, threat ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa, indiana
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 5.2
 5K
Hunger (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Five strangers face the unthinkable when they wake up and find themselves trapped. With no idea how they got there they frantically try to figure out how to escape. The disoriented group quickly realise the truth about their situation when they ...
Style: scary, disturbing, rough, realistic, suspenseful ...
Plot: starvation, eating human flesh, hunger, claustrophobia, captivity, captive, survival, confined, dungeon, cannibalism, human nature, flesh eating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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 7.6
 180K
Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Style: bleak, disturbing, twist ending, exciting, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: game of death, contests and competitions, death, cruelty, captivity, future dystopia, desperation, island, massacre, teacher, survival, school class ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Girl in the Basement (2021)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Sara is a teen girl who is looking forward to her 18th birthday to move away from her controlling father Don. But before she could even blow out the candles, Don imprisons her in the basement of their home.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, captivating, psychological thriller
Plot: basement, hostage, abusive father, father daughter relationship, captivity, father daughter incest, violent father, domineering father, crimes, father and daughter, strict father, father ...
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Valhalla Rising (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: 1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the heart of ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, surreal, rough, art house ...
Plot: viking, warrior, heroes, captivity, lone wolves, new world, norse mythology, adventure, obsessive quest, vengeance, misfit, escape ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century, future
Place: holy land, scotland, europe, jerusalem
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 5.3
 10K
House of 9 (2005)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Romania, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nine strangers wake up in a house with no recollection how they got there and no way out. The voice on the PA introduces them to a grisly game they must play. The prize is $5 million and their life.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens
Plot: group of strangers, survival, captivity, isolation, game, priest, sole survivor, mind game, rivalry, deathtrap, contests and competitions, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
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 6.4
 13K
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, child abuse, rape, life is a bitch, missing child, psychological torture, captivity, confinement indoors, teenage girl, survivor, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
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 7.2
 164K
Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: uplifting, emotional, realistic, bleak, rough ...
Plot: war, u.s. air force, soldier, world war two, captivity, human spirit, survival, island, life is a bitch, athlete's life, hopes, torture ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: japan, pacific ocean, germany, asia, berlin germany ...
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 5.4
 330
Hitched (2001)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After a homemaker discovers that her husband is a philanderer, she imprisons him in their soundproof basement and reports him missing to the police.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: infidelity, missing person, captivity, secret place, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, confined, isolation, rivalry, husband wife relationship, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 4.7
 3K
Broken (2006)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After dating a wonderful man, Hope comes back home, sees her daughter Jennifer and goes to sleep. She wakes-up in the woods with a psychopath...
Style: scary, bleak, rough, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, captivity, kidnapping, forest, survival, mind game, confined, family in danger, vengeance, crimes, brutality, parent child relationship ...
Time: contemporary
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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, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, obsession, collector, woman in danger, mentally unstable, captivity, hostage, confined, dangerous attraction, missing person, butterfly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: london
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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, rough, suspenseful, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human trafficking, kidnapping, forced prostitution, sex trafficking, violence against women, slavery, child abduction, prostitute, captivity, conspiracy, child prostitution, pedophilia ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, eastern europe, asia, ukraine, russia ...
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 4.3
 2K
Steel Trap (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A who-is-it setting in the claustrophobic corridors of an abandoned and locked-off office building that has several guests invited to a party by their mysterious, unknown host. Only it is they who are the victims of their crimes. Suspense and ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, scary, slasher, captivating
Plot: psychopath, captivity, murder, mind game, survival, isolation, game, serial killer, race against time, rivalry, crimes, confined ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.8
 453K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, adventure, maze, trapped, distopia, apocalypse, youth, society, young heroes, memory loss, future dystopia, post apocalypse ...
Time: future
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 1.9
 609
The Life Zone (2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Kidnapped by a mysterious figure, three women find themselves trapped in an abandoned hospital. Held against their will for months, the prisoners are faced with life-transforming decisions and must struggle for their lives.
Style: serious, suspenseful, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: captivity, pregnancy, hospital, kidnapping, confined, mysterious character, isolation, woman in danger, psychopath, abortion clinic, unwanted pregnancy, kidnapped ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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