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, rough, tense and psychological films and TV shows about / with captivity, confined, danger, brutality, murder, kidnapping, survival, blood, death and deadly plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, Canada, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as captivity: Chained (2012), Buried (2010), Cleveland Abduction (2015), Saw (2004), Cube (1997), Boxing Helena (1993), Misery (1990), Nine Dead (2009), Hostel (2005), Caged (2010).

List of captivity movies

 6.4
 16K
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, scary, disturbing, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: captivity, serial rapist, serial killer, slave, escape attempt, slavery, crimes, abuse, psychopath, childhood trauma, taxi driver, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.0
 147K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
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, suspense, intense, serious ...
Plot: survival, isolation, confined, captivity, danger, buried alive, desperation, fear, terrorism, characters in danger, race against time, trapped ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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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, woman in danger, sexual abuse, violence, confined, life is a bitch, crimes, true crime, survival, friendship, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, 2000s, year 2002 ...
Place: ohio, usa
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 7.6
 372K
Saw (2004)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
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, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, mind game, captivity, plot twist, psychopath, serial killer, insanity, survival, race against time, master criminal, gory, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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 7.2
 207K
Cube (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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, clever, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, isolation, trap, escape, maze, captivity, trapped, danger, death, mathematics, mysterious place, parallel world ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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 4.8
 11K
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: psychological, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: captivity, obsessive love, obsession, power relations, crimes of passion, sexual dysfunction, unfulfilled love, mentally unstable, danger, dangerous attraction, estate, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
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 7.8
 179K
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, psycho film, scary ...
Plot: insanity, obsession, loneliness, isolation, mentally unstable, captivity, psychopath, female psychopath, snow, kidnapping, manic, obsessed fan ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
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 5.5
 12K
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: serious, surprise ending, rough, suspenseful, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: confined, captivity, danger, kidnapping, survival, riddles and clues, crimes, gory, deadly, crime, murder, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new orleans
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 5.9
 167K
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: serious, suspenseful, scary, rough, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, slasher, gory, psychopath, danger, captivity, deadly, gore, crimes, survival, torment, serial murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: amsterdam, europe, slovakia, iceland
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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, controversial, bleak, rough, erotic ...
Plot: sexual perversion, sexual torture, rape, sex, perversion, deviant sex, fascism, kidnapping, captivity, obsession, youth, rough sex ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
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Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: As a wild stallion travels across the frontiers of the Old West, he befriends a young human and finds true love with a mare.
Style: touching, inspirational, feel good, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids, girls' night
Plot: freedom, family, wild horse, animal life, friendship, adventure, reunion, getting home, rescue, horse, wildlife, captivity ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: usa, united states
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 5.2
 2K
Caged (2010)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 80 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, based on true events ...
Plot: captivity, woman in danger, crimes, abduction, organ harvesting, danger, kidnapping, confined, captive, un, basement, cellar ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, kosovo, eastern europe
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Persons Unknown (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 43 min.
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: captivating, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, mind bending ...
Plot: riddles and clues, captivity, mysterious place, mind game, survival, isolation, confined, experiment, manipulations, group of strangers, direction and purpose, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
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 5.3
 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, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: starvation, isolation, captive, captivity, hunger, survival, dungeon, human nature, confined, danger, gory, flesh eating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, gulag, pow, survival, world war two, captivity, confined, getting home, fugitives, danger, human spirit, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1949 ...
Place: ussr, russia, iran, siberia, tehran iran ...
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 7.2
 143K
Unbroken (2014)
Genre: 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, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: war, soldier, u.s. air force, captivity, world war two, island, survival, life is a bitch, athlete's life, human spirit, danger, hopes ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, germany, asia, berlin germany ...
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 6.0
 18K
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: kidnapping, trap, psychopath, gang, danger, serial killer, captivity, hostage, deadly, crimes, hunt down, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.2
 128K
Devil (2010)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A group of people trapped in a elevator realizes that the devil is among them.
Style: suspenseful, surprise ending, scary, psychological, serious ...
Plot: devil, elevator, mystery, mysterious character, supernatural, trapped in an elevator, twists & turns, danger, sin, captivity, police investigation, stranded ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: philadelphia, usa
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 6.5
 10K
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, life is a bitch, missing child, child abuse, confinement indoors, psychological torture, captivity, teenage girl, survivor, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
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 7.4
 14K
I'm Not Scared (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: While playing outside one day, nine-year-old Michele discovers Filippo, who is chained to the ground at the bottom of a hole. Michele witnesses town baddie Felice nearby and suspects something bad is happening. Michele is unsure whom he should tell ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, tense, suspense ...
Plot: captivity, kidnapping, friendship, rescue, childhood, mystery, crimes, uncover truth, confined, life is a bitch, young heroes, boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, brazil, venice, southern italy ...
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Human Trafficking (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
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, suspenseful, rough, realistic, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, forced prostitution, slavery, prostitute, child abduction, captivity, sex trade, violence against women, pedophilia, rape of a minor, pedophile, corruption ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, eastern europe, ukraine, asia, russia ...
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 4.3
 2K
Steel Trap (2007)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 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: suspenseful, serious, scary, captivating
Plot: isolation, captivity, murder, mind game, survival, psychopath, danger, game, serial killer, race against time, crimes, confined ...
Time: contemporary
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 4.7
 6K
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, banned film, rough, brutal, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, torture, psychopath, captivity, brutality, sadism, sexual torture, mysterious character, gory, deadly, strong sexual content, held captive ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, japan
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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, disturbing, rough, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: child abuse, torture, dysfunctional family, crimes, domestic violence, mentally unstable, confined, isolation, murder, captivity, threat, crime ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa, indiana
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 1.9
 536
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: rough, serious, suspenseful, scary, realistic ...
Plot: captivity, pregnancy, hospital, kidnapping, woman in danger, mysterious character, confined, psychopath, isolation, danger, abortion clinic, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Y/N: You Lie, You Die (2012)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the surface, Kate and Jack, late 20's, are happy. But like everyone, they carry secrets that neither of them is prepared to reveal. After their wedding, they wake from a deep, dark sleep, each alone in a sealed room with no doors or windows, ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, psychological, scary, serious ...
Plot: captivity, psychological torture, confined, couples, isolation, danger, cell, marriage, trust, hidden truth, mind game, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Would You Rather (2012)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Desperate to help her ailing brother, a young woman agrees to compete in a deadly game of "Would You Rather," hosted by a sadistic aristocrat.
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, rough, sadistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, moral dilemma, danger, survival, deathtrap, captivity, mind game, torture, threat, group of strangers, dishonesty, doctor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 7.6
 167K
Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, 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, exciting, futuristic, controversial ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, death, survivor, cruelty, future dystopia, island, captivity, desperation, game of death, teacher, survival, trap ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 6.8
 409K
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, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: survival, maze, adventure, apocalypse, imaginary, trapped, society, isolation, memory loss, youth, young heroes, fantasy world ...
Time: future
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 6.2
 25K
Frontier(s) (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.
Style: macabre, scary, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: cannibalism, psychopath, torture, sadistic horror, sadism, survival, cruelty, confined, strong violent content, violence, human monster, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
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