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

List of captivity movies

 7.0
 141K
Buried (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain, UK, USA, France
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: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: survival, captivity, confined, isolation, danger, desperation, fear, buried alive, characters in danger, terrorism, race against time, cell phone ...
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, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, captivity, sexual abuse, woman in danger, confined, violence, life is a bitch, crimes, survival, true crime, friendship, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ohio, usa
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 6.4
 15K
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, captivity, escape attempt, slavery, serial rapist, slave, crimes, psychopath, kidnapping, confined, taxi driver, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 5.9
 161K
Hostel (2005)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Iceland
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: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, rough, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: torture, slasher, captivity, psychopath, danger, gory, deadly, surgery, crimes, torment, survival, gore ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovakia, europe, amsterdam, iceland
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 4.7
 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, erotic ...
Plot: captivity, obsession, obsessive love, sexual dysfunction, power relations, crimes of passion, unfulfilled love, mentally unstable, danger, dangerous attraction, estate, confined ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, georgia, atlanta georgia
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 7.2
 195K
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, suspenseful, futuristic, surreal, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: isolation, survival, trap, captivity, maze, escape, death, trapped, danger, parallel world, mathematics, mysterious place ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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 7.8
 167K
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, psycho film, scary, tense ...
Plot: obsession, loneliness, insanity, mentally unstable, isolation, captivity, psychopath, kidnapping, manic, rage, snow, escape attempt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: colorado, usa
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 7.6
 356K
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, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, rough ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: torture, serial killer, psychopath, captivity, mind game, race against time, survival, insanity, trapped, violent, gory, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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: suspenseful, rough, serious, surprise ending, 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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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, bleak, rough, erotic, psychological ...
Plot: rape, deviant sex, sexual perversion, sexual torture, kidnapping, sex, fascism, perversion, captivity, torture, sexual relations, violence spree ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 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, feel good, inspirational, exciting, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, preschoolers, kids
Plot: adventure, freedom, wild horse, friendship, animal life, reunion, getting home, wildlife, cowboy, rivalry, family, old west ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1850s
Place: usa, united states
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 5.3
 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, scary, bleak, based on true events ...
Plot: captivity, woman in danger, confined, crimes, abduction, organ harvesting, captive, un, farmhouse, cellar, kidnapping, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, kosovo, eastern europe
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 7.6
 161K
Battle Royale (2000)
Genre: 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, realistic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: contests and competitions, death, captivity, survival, survivor, island, desperation, future dystopia, game of death, teacher, trap, school class ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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 5.3
 4K
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, survival, captivity, captive, human nature, hunger, danger, confined, gory, flesh eating, cannibalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: dungeon
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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, suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: adventure, gulag, pow, captivity, survival, fugitives, confined, getting home, danger, human spirit, wehrmacht, state affairs ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 40s, year 1949, year 1939 ...
Place: ussr, russia, iran, siberia, alaska ...
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 7.2
 132K
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: bleak, rough, epic, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: captivity, war, u.s. air force, soldier, island, survival, life is a bitch, athlete's life, danger, human spirit, hopes, sport ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, germany, asia, tokyo
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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, serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Plot: kidnapping, psychopath, gang, serial killer, hostages, captivity, crime gone awry, danger, hunt down, crimes, trap, killing off one by one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cross country, usa
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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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 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, chained, childhood, mystery, uncover truth, crimes, life is a bitch, confined, young heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, brazil, southern italy, milan italy
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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, mind bending, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: riddles and clues, mysterious place, mind game, survival, confined, captivity, isolation, experiment, group of strangers, direction and purpose, mystery, mysterious character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, child abduction, sex trafficking, corruption, sex trade, forced prostitution, violence against women, pedophilia, rescue ...
Time: contemporary
Place: eastern europe, ukraine, russia, europe, the philippines ...
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 2.0
 474
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, kidnapping, hospital, danger, woman in danger, isolation, confined, mysterious character, psychopath, unwanted pregnancy, abortion clinic ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary, realistic ...
Plot: captivity, confined, couples, danger, isolation, psychological torture, marriage, cell, trust, secret, mind game, hidden truth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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: rough, suspenseful, tense, scary, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: psychopath, moral dilemma, danger, survival, confined, deathtrap, captivity, mind game, torture, confinement indoors, threat, group of strangers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.8
 392K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: 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, tense, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: apocalypse, survival, memory loss, adventure, young heroes, maze, isolation, trapped, imaginary, danger, youth, society ...
Time: future
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, human spirit, survival, optimism, fascism, self sacrifice, jewish, captivity, make believe, life philosophy, protecting from truth ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland
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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, realistic, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: child abuse, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, confined, isolation, mentally unstable, threat, crime, captivity, family problems, basement, torture ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: indiana, usa
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 5.3
 310
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: isolation, infidelity, captivity, family problems, dishonesty, secret place, missing person, confined, rivalry, crumbling marriage, vengeance, unfaithful husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.7
 35K
The Loved Ones (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
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: suspenseful, bleak, scary, rough, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, kidnapping, prom, obsession, obsessive love, captivity, teenager, confined, danger, mad, survival, female psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, california
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To End All Wars (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, harsh, realistic ...
Plot: jungle, captivity, war crime, military, corporal punishment, war, human spirit, pow, prison life, leadership, human nature, confined ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942, year 1943
Place: scotland, japan, asia, thailand, india ...
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