Abduction movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant abduction movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense, tense, realistic and scary films and TV shows about / with abduction, danger, kidnapping, crimes, murder, death, gun, violence, chase and investigation plots mostly in Thriller, Drama and Horror genres shot in USA, UK, Canada and other countries.
abduction movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as abduction: 365 Days (2020), Black and White Love (2017), Cut Off (2018), Kidnap (2017), Poker Night (2014), The Forgotten (2004), Jigsaw (2017), Buried (2010), The Ambulance (1990), Not Forgotten (2009).

List of abduction movies

365 Days (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Laura, in order to save her relationship from falling apart, goes to Sicily, where she meets Massimo. A dangerous man, the head of a mafia family, kidnaps her and gives 365 days to love him.
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, captivating, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sex scene, sex, lust, erotica, strong sexual content, rich man poor woman, abduction, mature, sexual relations, male nudity, kidnapped woman, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sicily, italy, warsaw poland
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Black and White Love (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 140 min.
TV show
Story: Ferhat is a hitman working for his criminal uncle. Aslı is a young and idealistic doctor. One day, their roads crossed in the most unexpected way: Aslı is forced to operate on a man that Ferhat had shot.
Style: emotional, touching, disturbing, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: forced marriage, power of love, fake marriage, abduction, strong female character, love, opposites attract, jealousy, rescue, self sacrifice, marriage, doctor ...
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Cut Off (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Thriller set in the world of Forensic Pathology. Coroner Paul Herzfeld finds a capsule in the head of a heavily mutilated corpse, containing a phone number and single word: the name of his daughter.
Style: suspenseful, tense, suspense, bleak, sexy
Plot: abduction, finding a dead body, serial killer, island, kidnapped daughter, riddles and clues, rape, coroner, violence, death, clue, blizzard ...
Place: berlin germany, germany
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Kidnap (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mother (in her Minivan) stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.
Style: surprise ending, realistic, suspense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, abduction, single mother, strong female lead, danger, rescue, child in peril, track down, determination, mercilessness, female protagonist, little boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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Poker Night (2014)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: When you become a detective in Warsaw Indiana - you go to Poker Night, where you play against some of the best cops in the business. They tell you stories about their time on the job - their successes and failures. When new Detective Stan Jeter ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious, twists and turns
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, abduction, mind game, confined, crime, missing person, crimes, poker game, police detective, deadly, isolation, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana
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The Forgotten (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Telly Paretta is a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man who has had a ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, twists and turns, suspenseful, enigmatic ...
Plot: memory loss, missing child, abduction, mind game, memory, estrangement, psychiatrist, loss of son, conspiracy, life is a bitch, delusion, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Jigsaw (2017)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dead bodies begin to turn up all over the city, each meeting their demise in a variety of grisly ways. All investigations begin to point the finger at deceased killer John Kramer.
Style: suspense, psychotronic, slasher, twists and turns, psychological ...
Plot: gory violence, abduction, survival horror, violence, game of death, torture, death, serial murder, coma, self mutilation, brutality, psychopath ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
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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: suspenseful, psychological, scary, tense, suspense ...
Plot: survival, confined, captivity, buried alive, isolation, trapped, desperation, danger, fear, abduction, terrorism, race against time ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: iraq, middle east
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The Ambulance (1990)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Josh meets a young woman who shortly afterwards collapses and is rushed to hospital in an ambulance. He follows after her only to find that there is no record her being admitted, and he soon learns that her room mate also vanished after being picked ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: abduction, hospital, kidnapping, missing person, obsession, conspiracy, police investigation, crimes, race against time, woman in danger, danger, deadly ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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Not Forgotten (2009)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set in a Tex-Mex border town, Not Forgotten is a classic psychological thriller about Jack and Amaya Bishop, a couple who must come to terms with their tortured pasts in order to save their kidnapped daughter. It is a tale taut with intrigue and ...
Style: scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful, twists and turns
Plot: abduction, strip club, parents and children, uncover truth, danger, investigation, couple relations, missing child, family problems, secret place, supernatural, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
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The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Six years after the events of The X-Files series finale, former FBI agent Doctor Dana Scully is now a staff physician at Our Lady of Sorrows, a Catholic hospital, and treating a boy named Christian who has Sandhoff disease, a terminal brain ...
Style: suspenseful, enigmatic, suspense, exciting, twists and turns ...
Plot: alien, abduction, psychic, priest, fbi, special agents, supernatural ability, psychopath, investigation, mystery, supernatural, conspiracy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, future
Place: virginia, usa, washington d.c., west virginia
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Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: telekinesis, supernatural, monster, supernatural power, super powers, parallel universe, friendship, missing person, boy, parallel world, paranormal phenomena, teenage boy ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century
Place: soviet union, ussr, usa, indiana
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The Owners (2020)
Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A group of friends think they found the perfect easy score - an empty house with a safe full of cash. But when the elderly couple that lives there comes home early, the tables are suddenly turned. As a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, the ...
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, tense
Plot: abduction, heist gone wrong, trapped in a building, breaking and entering, kidnapping, attempted robbery, home invasion, violence, danger, survival, escape, pursuit ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: usa
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The Missing (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A gripping anthological relationship thriller series exploring the emotional fallout of a child's abduction not only on the family but on the wider community, told over two time frames.
Style: twists and turns, serious, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, abduction, child abduction, police detective, crimes, family relations, journalist, child abuse, police, parents and children ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary, year 2014, year 2009 ...
Place: france
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Tusk (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When his best friend and podcast co-host goes missing in the backwoods of Canada, a young guy joins forces with his friend's girlfriend to search for him.
Style: surreal, scary, macabre, absurd, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: human becoming an animal, psychopath, abduction, monster, dark humor, disfigurement, gory, transformation, walrus, mad scientist, death, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1940s
Place: canada, usa, new jersey
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Wrong Turn (2021)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Jen and a group of friends set out to hike the Appalachian Trail. Despite warnings to stick to the trail, the hikers stray off course—and cross into land inhabited by The Foundation, a hidden community of mountain dwellers who use deadly means to ...
Style: slasher, reboot, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: characters killed one by one, abduction, escape, group of friends, community, revenge, secret society, hiking, cult, booby trap, deception, murder ...
Time: 21st century
Place: west virginia, virginia
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Skyline (2010)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, people are drawn outside like moths to a flame where an extraterrestrial force threatens to swallow the entire human population off the face of the Earth. Now the band of survivors must fight ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, exciting, suspense, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: evil alien, apocalypse, ufo, vestiges of humanity, alien encounter, alien, survival, abduction, chaos, space and aliens, demolished city, giant creature ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new york, london ...
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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: surprise ending, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing child, kidnapping, mysterious character, child abduction, abduction, uncover truth, urban legend, danger, mystery, small town, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, washington state
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Family (2006)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When Eldon and Cole pick up a hitchhiker, Jean on their father-son trip to find perspective on the back roads of America, they quickly learn that everything is not what it seems. As the road unfolds in front of them, so do their lives begin to ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: abduction, on the road, on the run, under the surface, fugitives, crimes, hidden identity, parents and children, chases and races, escaped convict, child in peril, kidnapping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Acts of Violence (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When his fiancee is kidnapped by human traffickers, Roman and his ex-military brothers set out to track her down and save her before it is too late. Along the way, Roman teams up with Avery, a cop investigating human trafficking and fighting the ...
Style: tense, disturbing, intense, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: human trafficking, abduction, murder, police, brother brother relationship, vigilantism, post traumatic stress disorder, kidnapping, criminal, stripper, pistol, duct tape over mouth ...
Time: 2010s
Place: usa, cleveland ohio, ohio
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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, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, chase, dark hero, vigilantism, woman in danger, human trafficking, tough heroes, danger, car chase, child abduction, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, europe, france
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Alien Abduction (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A vacationing family encounters an alien threat in this pulse-pounding thriller based on the real-life Brown Mountain Lights phenomenon in North Carolina.
Style: scary, suspenseful, tense, serious, psychotronic ...
Plot: space and aliens, alien abduction, alien encounter, extraterrestrial, abduction, alien, escapades, danger, wilderness, survival, vacation, ufo ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa
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Evil Aliens (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The sensationalist reporter Michelle Fox presents the TV show Weird World, with phony matters about UFOS and aliens. When she hears about Cat, a young woman that claims that have been abducted with her boyfriend and become pregnant by aliens, she ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, feel good, tense, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: abduction, ufo, pregnancy, evil alien, alien encounter, tv show, countryside, space travel, journalism, space and aliens, supernatural, benign alien ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, wales
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Altered (2006)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fifteen years ago, a group of men's lives were forever changed by a strange occurrence. Now, the same group of men will spend a night together ... in terror.
Style: suspenseful, rough, exciting, scary, serious
Audience: boys' night
Plot: abduction, revenge, mind control, creature, alien, implant, hysteria, haunted by the past, friendship, danger, race against time, telepathy ...
Time: contemporary
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The 4400 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: 4400 centers on the return of 4400 people who, previously presumed dead or reported missing, reappear on Earth. Though they have not aged physically, some of them seem to have deeper alterations ranging from superhuman strength to an unexplained ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, suspense, tense
Audience: teens
Plot: psychic, time travel, quarantine, special agents, foreknowledge, investigation, distopia, missing person, danger, ufo, imaginary, supernatural power ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., seattle washington
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The Hijack That Went South (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Aarno Lamminparras hijacked an airplane with a gun in 1978. A true story.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, humorous, exciting, entertaining ...
Plot: abduction, airplane, hostage, journalist, hijacking, ransom, money, reporter, passenger, husband wife relationship, pilot, airport ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
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The Saratov Approach (2013)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Ukraine
Duration: 107 min.
Story: An inspirational true story. On what seemed like any other day, Elders Travis Tuttle (Corbin Allred) and Andrew Propst (Maclain Nelson) are approached by Nikolai (Nikita Bogolyubov) to teach a friend. But then the missionaries experience the ...
Style: realistic, suspenseful, rough, spiritual, serious ...
Plot: missionary, kidnapping, abduction, ransom, captivity, missing person, confined, crimes, religions or cults, mormon, survival, torture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 1990s
Place: russia
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Shergar (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Shergar, Ireland's most decorated thoroughbread and perhaps the greatest race horse of all time, is kidnapped by IRA terrorists and held for a $2 million ransom. Can a young stable boy save Shergar's life... and his own before it's ...
Style: serious, realistic, factual, sincere, exciting ...
Plot: abduction, ira, investigation, horse riding, crimes, political unrest, family relations, folk hero, chases and races, chase, rescue, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, year 1983
Place: ireland, dublin ireland
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Out of Hand (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sebastian and Paul are two bored boys about 16 years of age. They drink alcohol, steal - and attend a private school. They can't find a sense of meaning in their present adolescent existence. They abduct Sonja and lock her in an old, abandoned ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, tense
Plot: abduction, teenage life, crimes, youth, coming of age, school, kidnapping, missing person, friendship, violence against women, hostage, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid, new york, europe, philadelphia
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The OA (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.
Style: enigmatic, mysterious, bleak, suspense, twist ending
Plot: alternate dimension, disappearance, mysticism, mysterious disappearance, healing, abduction, parallel universe, supernatural, ritual, experiment, villain, captive ...
Place: san francisco
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