Child abduction movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant child abduction movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious, tense, realistic and psychological films and TV shows about / with child abduction, kidnapping, police, crimes, chase, murder, violence, runaway, conspiracy and husband wife relationship plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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child abduction movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as child abduction: The Call (2013), Man on Fire (2004), Changeling (2008), Ransom (1996), Prisoners (2013), Split (2016), Extraction (2020), Gardens of the Night (2008), Taken (2008), Shoplifters (2018).

List of child abduction movies

 6.7
 121K
The Call (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, 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, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, serial killer, child abduction, psycho, 911, investigation, murder, youth, graphic violence, lifesaver, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Little Girl Lost: The Delimar Vera Story (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Luz Cuevas baby daughter Delimar disappeared in 1997 after their house caught fire during a party, The police reported that she was killed in the fire. However, Cuevas suspects that she was kidnapped and that the fire was staged by an outsider. Six ...
Style: suspense, disturbing, suspenseful, touching
Plot: child abduction, missing daughter, missing child, mother daughter reunion, husband wife relationship, loss of child, father son relationship, baby, house fire, ex convict, mother daughter relationship, kidnapping ...
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 7.7
 356K
Man on Fire (2004)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Switzerland
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, exciting, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, kidnapping, vengeance, justice, mercenary, revenge, bodyguard, child abduction, vigilantism, cia, vigilante, daring rescue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city
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 7.8
 252K
Changeling (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Christine Collins is overjoyed when her kidnapped son is brought back home. But when Christine suspects that the boy returned to her isn't her child, the police captain has her committed to an asylum.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sentimental, tense, bleak ...
Plot: missing child, missing person, investigation, child abduction, uncover truth, fighting the system, disorder, life is a bitch, serial killer, pedophile, corruption, court ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: los angeles, usa, california, seattle, canada
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 6.7
 126K
Ransom (1996)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: child abduction, ransom, kidnapping, millionaire, rescue, hostage, reward, child in peril, crimes, tough heroes, forced into action, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: harlem, usa, new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city
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 8.1
 678K
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: twist ending, suspenseful, bleak, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: kidnapping, investigation, police investigation, missing child, brutality, vigilantism, child abduction, torture, disappearance, vigilante, desperation, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: pennsylvania, boston, usa
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 7.3
 475K
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: twist ending, psychological, suspense, surprise ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, mental illness, psycho, serial killer, insanity, split personality, dissociative identity disorder, schizophrenia, held captive, child abduction, paranoia, maniac ...
Time: 2010s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania
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 6.7
 191K
Extraction (2020)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Tyler Rake, a fearless mercenary who offers his services on the black market, embarks on a dangerous mission when he is hired to rescue the kidnapped son of a Mumbai crime lord…
Style: tense, exciting, suspenseful, surprise ending, neo noir ...
Plot: rescue mission, mercenary, one against many, ex special forces, swat team, child abduction, one man army, organized crime, kidnapping, death threat, machismo, stranded ...
Time: 2020s
Place: india, bangladesh, mumbai india, australia
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Gardens of the Night (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After being abducted as children, and suffering years of abuse, a teenage boy and girl find themselves living on the street.
Style: serious, bleak, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: child prostitution, child abduction, hiding place, pedophile, sexual abuse, kidnapping, haunted by the past, confined, pimp, kidnapper, life is a bitch, child molestation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa, pennsylvania, san diego california
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 7.8
 593K
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, human trafficking, abduction, lone hero, child abduction, woman in danger, tough heroes, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, north america, usa
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 7.9
 74K
Shoplifters (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After one of their shoplifting sessions, Osamu and his son come across a little girl in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, Osamu’s wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the ...
Style: sexual, compassionate, rough, enigmatic, suspenseful ...
Plot: poverty, shoplifting, poor family, child abduction, orphan, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, secret, chase, theft, husband wife relationship, criminal ...
Time: 2010s
Place: tokyo, japan
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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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 5.9
 37K
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, strong female lead, abduction, single mother, child abduction, rescue, child in peril, track down, mercilessness, determination, female protagonist, little boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, louisiana
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Disappearance at Clifton Hill (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Following the death of her mother, a young woman returns home to Niagara Falls and becomes entangled in the memory of a kidnapping she claims to have witnessed as a child.
Style: enigmatic, surprise ending, bleak
Plot: child abduction, pedophile, motel, magic show, female protagonist, investigation, crimes, puzzle, amateur detective, manipulation, mental illness, complex characters ...
Place: canada
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 6.5
 110K
Safe (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a former elite agent rescues a 12-year-old Chinese girl who's been abducted, they find themselves in the middle of a standoff between Triads, the Russian Mafia and high-level corrupt New York City politicians and police.
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, rough, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: lone hero, ex military, chase, protector, gunfight, on the run, one man army, organized crime, bodyguard, tough heroes, tough guy, child abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city, north america, new jersey
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 6.3
 161K
Flightplan (2005)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, suspenseful, psychological, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: airplane, missing child, family relations, mystery, child abduction, rain, pilot, disappearance, female protagonist, family problems, grief, airplane hijack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: berlin germany, newfoundland, germany, new york
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A Conspiracy of Faith (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An old note is found in a bottle in Jutland which has travelled across the ocean for a long time. The note is hard to decipher, but when the Danish investigators from Section Q receive it, the odd personalities within the section find a new angle on ...
Style: exciting, enigmatic, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: cold case, child abduction, police investigation, missing child, police, letter, religious faith, police protagonist, religion, depression, brother brother relationship, farm ...
Place: denmark
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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, 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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 4.0
 718
Abducted (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After 7 year old Eden is kidnapped during an home invasion, single father Dane Hunte takes matters into his own hands, while Detective Fini, leading the investigation, unravels the mystery surrounding the unusual crime.
Style: surprise ending, suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: child abduction, sex maniac, soldier, hostage, gunfight, cabin in the woods, teenager, car chase, kidnapping, father daughter relationship, investigation, dark hero ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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 8.2
 26K
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, realistic, serious, suspenseful, emotional ...
Plot: missing child, investigation, missing person, abduction, police detective, child abuse, crimes, child abduction, family relations, journalist, police, life is a bitch ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 2014 ...
Place: france
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 6.4
 244
Bastard (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The nine-year-old Nikolas has been missing for days. The criminal psychologist Claudia Meinert notices contradictions in her conversation with the parents of the missing child. In particular Nikolas' mother appears to be hiding something. When ...
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: child abduction, child in peril, teenage boy, parents and children, teenage life, vengeance, teenager, brother, family relations, adoption, kidnapping, mother son relationship ...
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 6.6
 3K
Kiri (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A drama dealing with the abduction and murder of a young black girl, soon to be adopted by her white foster family, and the trail of lies, blame, guilt and notoriety which follow.
Style: emotional, psychological, captivating, realistic
Plot: child abduction, murder, murder investigation, british police, social worker, murder suspect, crimes, family relations, violence, adoption, grief, society ...
Time: 2010s
Place: england
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Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, serious, futuristic, atmospheric ...
Plot: chase, on the run, supernatural, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, child abduction, government, hostage, family relations, parents and children, father son relationship, child in peril ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 80s
Place: usa, texas, louisiana, atlanta georgia
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Alone in the Woods (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Justin (Brady Bluhm) finds himself hitching a ride with two kidnappers when he climbs aboard the wrong van -- thinking it's his family's vehicle -- and gets separated from his parents. When the bumbling crooks hatch a plan to ...
Plot: child abduction, child protagonist, boy, abduction, thanksgiving, father daughter relationship, vacation, ransom, kidnapping, girl, mother daughter relationship, criminal ...
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 6.3
 75K
Dark Skies (2013)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and Sinister comes Dark Skies: a supernatural thriller that follows a young family living in the suburbs. As husband and wife Daniel and Lacey Barret witness an escalating series of disturbing ...
Style: serious, tense, twist ending, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: supernatural, alien, disorder, family in danger, parents and children, paranormal activity, alien abduction, evil alien, bird, abduction, graphic violence, child abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Israel, UK, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lisa Spinelli is a Staten Island teacher who is unusually devoted to her students. When she discovers one of her five-year-olds is a prodigy, she becomes fascinated with the boy, ultimately risking her family and freedom to nurture his talent.
Style: suspense, touching, sentimental, emotional, rough
Plot: child prodigy, poetry, kindergarten, child abduction, teacher, little boy, genius, teacher student relationship, talent, art, husband wife relationship, school ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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 5.8
 2K
Take (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The lives of two strangers - a struggling mother and a gambling addict - meet in tragedy. Years pass, and they must come to terms with themselves, and one another.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, non-linear, psychological
Plot: child in peril, death row, crimes, crime gone awry, life is a bitch, child abduction, family problems, addiction, dishonesty, hopes, society, clergy ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.6
 269K
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, tense, disturbing, neo noir, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, pedophile, investigation, disappearance, missing child, kidnapped child, life is a bitch, private detective, tragic event, death, crimes, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: boston, usa
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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: twists and turns, surprise ending, suspenseful, scary, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: kidnapping, missing child, abduction, mysterious character, uncover truth, urban legend, mystery, small town, family problems, parents and children, rescue, child abduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, washington state
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 7.2
 803
Rebirth (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 147 min.
Story: After the collapse of their relationship, Kiwako abducts the 6-month old child of a man she was having an affair with. Raising the child as her own, it is four years before the authorities catch up with her and the young child.
Style: psychological, captivating
Plot: child abduction, social problems, life is a bitch, parents and children, relationship problems, family problems, kidnapper, abduction, kidnapping, family tragedy, kidnapped, family life ...
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