Attempted kidnapping movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant attempted kidnapping movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense, clever and cult film films and TV shows about / with attempted kidnapping, crimes, murder, police, chase, kidnapping, gun, brutality, runaway and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Crime genres shot in USA, India, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as attempted kidnapping: Difret (2014), Home Alone 4 (2002), Yodha (1992), Excess Baggage (1997), Highpoint (1982), The Sweet Life (2016), The Incredibles (2004), Beneath Clouds (2002), Sarazanmai (2019), Rajput (1982).

List of attempted kidnapping movies

Difret (2014)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Ethiopia, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Three hours outside of Addis Ababa, a bright 14-year-old girl is on her way home from school when men on horses swoop in and kidnap her. The brave Hirut grabs a rifle and tries to escape, but ends up shooting her would-be husband. In her village the ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: fighting the system, legal investigation, against the odds, false accusation, righting the wronged, injustice, human rights, ambition, life is a bitch, hopes, legal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: ethiopia
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Home Alone 4 (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
TV show
Story: Kevin McCallister's parents have split up. Now living with his mom, he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend, Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv Merchants, one of the villains from the first two ...
Style: feel good, humorous, light, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family relations, home alone, child in peril, family, crimes, save the day, crime gone awry, young heroes, mischievous children, prank, when the parents are away, parents separation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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Yodha (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: India
Duration: 149 min.
Story: Ashokan (Mohanlal) goes on a trip to Nepal to meet his uncle (MS Thripunithura) who is settled there. To his surprise, his rival from his village Appukuttan (Jagathy) is already there impersonating him. He is unable to convince his uncle about the ...
Plot: warrior, attempted kidnapping, impersonation, satanic ritual, buddhism, kidnapping, chosen one, cult, unlikely hero, blindness, sword, rivalry ...
Place: nepal, tibet
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Excess Baggage (1997)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A rich brat (Alicia Silverstone) fakes her own kidnapping, but in the process ends up locked in the trunk of a car that gets stolen.
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: kidnapping, romancing a criminal, romance, crime gone awry, missing person, comedy of errors, fall in love, nothing goes right, dishonesty, cons and scams, opposites attract, criminal heroes ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, washington d.c., washington state
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Highpoint (1982)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: James Hatcher embezzles ten million dollars from a joint mafia/CIA operation, leaving them squabbling with each other. Unemployed Lewis Kinney gets caught up in the intrigue, and must try to recover the money, while saving the beautiful Lise Hatcher ...
Plot: cia, falling, chauffeur, helicopter, tower, unemployment, horse and carriage, matriarch, neck brace, sniper, attempted kidnapping, night vision ...
Place: canada
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The Sweet Life (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Kenny is an ice cream vendor in Chicago with a crisp white uniform and an apathetic heart. When he encounters Lolita, a sharp-tongued but despondent insurance actuary, their heated conversation, natural spark and mutual hopelessness lead to an ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, disturbing, tense
Plot: hitchhiking, suicide, road trip, love interest, golden gate bridge, life & death, transformation, lifestyle, life is a bitch, couples, chance meeting, society ...
Place: chicago illinois, san francisco
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The Incredibles (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bob Parr has given up his superhero days to log in time as an insurance adjuster and raise his three children with his formerly heroic wife in suburbia. But when he receives a mysterious assignment, it's time to get back into costume.
Style: exciting, entertaining, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: superhero, secret identity, disney, heroes, adventure, good versus evil, superhuman powers, family, family relations, villain, lawsuit, disguise ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 50s, 60s, year 1962
Place: usa, chicago illinois
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Beneath Clouds (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Lena, the light-skinned daughter of an Aboriginal mother and Irish father and Vaughn, a Murri boy doing time in a minimum security prison in North West NSW. Dramatic events throw them together on a journey with no money and no ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere
Plot: racism, prison, on the road, coming of age, couples, young heroes, love and romance, life is a bitch, opposites attract, family relations, mother daughter relationship, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia, sydney australia, new south wales
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Sarazanmai (2019)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Music
Country: Japan
TV show
Story: The stage is Asakusa. One day, three second-year middle school students — Kazuki Yasaka, Toi Kuji, and Enta Jinai — meet a kappa-like creature named Keppi, who is the self-proclaimed heir to the throne of Kappa Kingdom. Keppi forcibly takes the ...
Style: surreal, touching, captivating, yaoi
Plot: teenage love, male bonding, teenage sexuality, love, teenage crush, gay love, male friendship, love triangle, secret love, friendship between men, zombie, cross dressing ...
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Ann Rule Presents: The Stranger Beside Me (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While working at a Seattle clinic for women in the 1970s, Ann Rule becomes friends with Ted Bundy. Based on a book by Ann Rule.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, dark
Plot: serial killer, murder, legal, life is a bitch, police investigation, investigation, uncover truth, who done it, psychopath, deadly, police detective, protagonist as suspect ...
Time: contemporary, year 1978, 70s, 80s
Place: utah, seattle, usa, florida, seattle washington
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Rajput (1982)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Story: Unable to handle the taking of his kingdom by an Indian Government decree, the Maharaja kills himself. His son, Jaipal, takes over as the Maharaja, turns rebel, and refuses to hand over his title and kingdom to the Government. It is in this ...
Plot: marriage, attempted kidnapping, horse, bandit, premarital sex, baby, misunderstanding, mistress, family feud, love, revenge, rape ...
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Let's Make Love (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Story of Lepa Brena and her band, and their adventures during one of the tours through Yugoslavia.
Plot: folk singer, pop star, music band, love, popularity, jumping off a bridge, chase, happiness, concert, speed, police, car ...
Place: yugoslavia, former yugoslavia
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Safe House (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Former police officer Robert and his wife Katy left city life behind them after Robert was injured, whilst trying to protect a witness in his care. The witness, Susan Reynolds was fatally shot. Robert has been struggling with the guilt he feels over ...
Plot: ex-cop, haunted by the past, family in danger, witness protection, bed and breakfast, british, attempted kidnapping, black british, shot to death, interracial couple, husband wife relationship, fair ...
Place: northern england, england
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The Clan (2015)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When it was first released in Argentina, Pablo Trapero’s film had the highest opening box-office of all time. The key to that success is simply that The Clan is based on one of the most shocking crimes in the country’s history, the Puccio Clan ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspense, based on true events
Plot: abduction, murder, violence, hostage, ransom, archive footage, arrest, kidnapping, family relations, crimes, military dictatorship, ends with biographical notes ...
Time: 80s
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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Violent Naples (1976)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Inspector Betti (Maurizio Merli) is transferred to Naples and immediately after his arrival receives a warm welcome from The Commandante (Barry Sullivan), the city's crime lord. Betti then goes on a personal mission against corruption and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, psychotronic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gangsters, undercover cop, carjacking, police interrogation, car theft, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, crime, tough law enforcer, uninhibited rivalry, urban ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, napoli italy
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Jewel Thief (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Musical, Mystery, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: Vinay, an ordinary young man who finds himself constantly mistaken for a look-alike jewel thief named Amar. Vinay works with the police to impersonate Amar and crack his crime ring--but it seems that Amar has decided to impersonate Vinay, as well, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: mistaken identity, heist, love triangle, gang, police, thief, jewel, jewelry, chases and races, crime, master criminal, criminal heroes ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: india, mumbai india
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Obsessed (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Things couldn't be better for Derek Charles. He's just received a big promotion at work, and has a wonderful marriage with his beautiful wife, Sharon. However, into this idyllic world steps Lisa, a temporary worker at Derek's office. ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, disturbing, romantic, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: obsession, obsessive love, stalking, dangerous attraction, black man white woman relationship, fatal attraction, workplace, workplace intrigue, danger, wooing, workplace romance, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 80s
Place: los angeles, new orleans
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Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A vigilante homeless man pulls into a new city and finds himself trapped in urban chaos, a city where crime rules and where the city's crime boss reigns. Seeing an urban landscape filled with armed robbers, corrupt cops, abused prostitutes and ...
Style: rough, twists and turns, visually appealing, stylized, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: massacre, homeless, vigilante, brutality, vigilantism, social decay, violence spree, violence, vengeance, fighting crime, absurdism, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
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Sisters (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A movie about two sisters - thirteen year old Sveta, poor and abandoned by her father, who longs to go off and be a sniper in the army, and spoilt eight-year old Dina, doted on by her gangster father...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: ambush, gangsters, crimes, sister, love, collaboration, father, protector, danger, problem child, society, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: russia
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Mr. Brooks (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about a man who is sometimes controlled by his murder-and-mayhem-loving alter ego.
Style: psychological, macabre, tense, twists and turns, suspenseful ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, split personality, police investigation, crimes, secret, police detective, businessman, murder, double life, crime, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, portland oregon
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Quasimodo, the hunchback bellringer of Notre Dame's cathedral meets a beautiful gypsy dancer, Esmeralda, and falls in love with her. So does Quasimodo's guardian, the archdeacon of the cathedral, and a poor street poet. But ...
Style: emotional, gloomy, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: soldier, false accusation, tragic love, supernatural ability, romance, life is a bitch, rescue, society, unfulfillment, love and romance, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Holy Smoke (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: While on a journey of discovery in exotic India, beautiful young Ruth Barron falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru. Her desperate parents then hire PJ Waters, a macho cult de-programmer who confronts Ruth in a remote desert ...
Style: psychological, semi serious, witty, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: asthma attack, adultery, guru, battle of the sexes, tourist, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, self discovery, jealousy, satire, australian abroad, cult ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, australia, asia, sydney australia, delhi
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Eyewitness (1981)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Daryll Deever is a janitor in an office building in New York, and a big fan of TV news reporter, Tony Sokolow. When a rich man is murdered in Daryll's building, Tony comes to cover the story and Daryll introduces himself to her. Thinking he may ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, scary, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, investigation, opposites attract, espionage, reporter, janitor, mystery, crimes, love and romance, deadly, journalism, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, vietnam, california
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Executive Target (1997)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: His wife held hostage, a stunt driver is forced to drive a getaway car in a plot to kidnap the President from a motorcade.
Style: suspenseful, rough, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: heroes, car chase, kidnapping, terrorism, prison, gang, chase, deadly, rivalry, danger, missing person, politics ...
Time: 90s
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The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, tense, intense ...
Plot: world war two, nazi germany, soldier, rescue, insubordination, espionage, crimes, danger, leadership, secret agents, top secret, military ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: england, germany, europe, poland, berlin germany
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The Killer (1989)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Mob assassin Jeffrey is no ordinary hired gun; the best in his business, he views his chosen profession as a calling rather than simply a job. So, when beautiful nightclub chanteuse Jennie is blinded in the crossfire of his most recent hit, Jeffrey ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hitman, friendship, redemption, one last job, mob boss, crimes, crime, going straight, moral dilemma, accident, law enforcement, innocence ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: hong kong, asia
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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him ...
Style: humorous, dark humor, banned film, absurd, controversial ...
Audience: teens
Plot: culture clash, travel, racism, anti semitism, satire, jewish, stereotypes, fish out of water, stereotype, misfit, nudity (full frontal - brief), irony ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, kazakhstan, los angeles, washington d.c., usa ...
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3 Ninjas (1992)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Each year, three brothers Samuel, Jeffrey and Michael Douglas visits their Japanese grandfather, Mori Shintaro whom the boys affectionately refer to as Grandpa, for the summer. Mori is a highly skilled in the fields of Martial arts and Ninjutsu, and ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, light, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: young heroes, rescue, family, rivalry, escapades, heroic mission, heroes, martial arts, ninja, danger, youth, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: usa
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Fabienne (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Fabienne is a police officer. She does her job well but is gradually growing tired of the dehumanized nature of her work : arresting undocumented aliens day after day does not fit in with her ideals. That's why when, one night, Olga, the Kazakh ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: police investigation, working class, violence against women, track down, crime, law enforcement, crimes, missing child, immigrants, police station, policewoman, female police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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The Bodyguard (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Bhoominathan aka Bhoomi is introduced to us as a person who gets into many local fights. Worried about his future, his family sends him to Muthuramalingam (Raj Kiran), a much respected personality in his place Semmanur, to put Bhoomi's life on ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, captivating, tense, realistic ...
Plot: attempted murder, romance, fall in love, love affair, danger, rivalry, crimes, bollywood, bodyguard, college, dwarf, diary ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, bangkok thailand
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