Hostage situation movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant hostage situation movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out suspenseful, realistic, tense, serious, suspense and exciting films and TV shows about / with hostage situation, hostage, hostages, danger, crimes, confined, gun, violence, police and swat team plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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hostage situation movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as hostage situation: Money Heist (2017), Alan Partridge (2013), Carlos (2010), Ransom (2017), Capital Punishment (2014), Captain Phillips (2013), Crisis (2014), Hostage (2005), 7 Days in Entebbe (2018), The Nine (2006).

List of hostage situation movies

 8.4
 258K
Money Heist (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
Story: To carry out the biggest heist in history, a mysterious man called The Professor recruits a band of eight robbers who have a single characteristic: none of them has anything to lose. Five months of seclusion - memorizing every step, every detail, ...
Style: twists and turns, suspense, exciting, intense
Plot: bank robbery, perfect crime, heist, master criminal, hostage situation, professor, stockholm syndrome, criminal heroes, plot twist, planning, hostage, thief ...
Place: spain, thailand, madrid
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 6.9
 29K
Alan Partridge (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alan Partridge has had many ups and downs in life. National television broadcaster. Responsible for killing a guest on live TV. Local radio broadcaster. Nervous breakdown in Dundee. A self-published book, 'Bouncing Back', which was ...
Style: humorous, cynical, satirical, absurd, talky ...
Plot: hostage, radio dj, radio station, hostage situation, desire for fame, goofy hero, ambition, workplace, social awkwardness, lifestyle, crimes, boss and employee ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, california
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 7.6
 13K
Carlos (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 330 min.
Story: The story of Venezuelan revolutionary, Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the OPEC headquarters in 1975 before being caught by the French police.
Style: tense, suspenseful, captivating, epic, atmospheric ...
Plot: terrorism, terrorist, hostage situation, revolutionary, gunfight, murderer, wanted, radical, danger, mission, leader, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: lebanon, middle east, sudan, europe, africa ...
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 6.6
 3K
Ransom (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, France, USA, Germany
Duration: 44 min.
Story: Eric Beaumont's crisis negotiator team is brought in to save lives and resolve the most difficult kidnap and ransom cases when no one else can.
Style: tense, suspenseful, compassionate, twists and turns, brutal
Plot: hostage negotiator, ransom, hostage situation, salvation, abduction, violence, deadly, partners, twists & turns, crimes, danger, criminal ...
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Capital Punishment (2014)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man takes over a TV station and holds a number of hostages as a political platform to awaken humanity, instead of money.
Style: exciting, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, psychopath, fighting the system, hostage situation, vigilantism, chaos, hostages, vengeance, one man army, revolution, deadly, losing-it hero ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Plot: ship, pirate, hostage, terrorism, rescue, hijacking, navy, kidnapping, hostages, u.s. navy, confined, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s, 2010s
Place: somalia, africa, usa, kenya, vermont ...
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 7.2
 8K
Crisis (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: When Washington's most powerful players are pulled into an international conspiracy, an unlikely puppeteer will bring everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear.
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, twists and turns, exciting ...
Plot: hostage, secret service, fbi, special agents, kidnapping, conspiracy, parents and children, confined, betrayal, family relations, hostage situation, fear ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.6
 105K
Hostage (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostage, kidnapping, hostage negotiator, hostages, fbi, crimes, small town, rescue, hostage situation, one man army, family problems, crime gone awry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
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7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, France, Malta
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.
Style: suspense, based on true events, rough, tense, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane hijack, rescue mission, terrorist, hostage situation, death threat, terrorism, politics, danger, pistol, gun, violence, palestinian ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: israel, uganda, athens greece, frankfurt germany
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 6.7
 1K
The Nine (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Nine people are caught in a bank robbery gone wrong and endure a 52-hour hostage standoff that will leave more than one person dead. They will be forever affected and intertwined because of it.
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: haunted by the past, robbery, group of strangers, heist, crimes, danger, thief, bank, hostage situation, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, life turned upside down, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
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 7.6
 2K
Standoff (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The series focused on an FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit whose members negotiated hostage situations and shared relationships.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, dark humor, enigmatic ...
Plot: policewoman, fbi, negotiation, hostage, coworker relationship, workplace romance, partners against crime, love and romance, spouse in danger, romancing partners, hostages, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 7.7
 16K
Flashpoint (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 41 min.
Story: The Strategic Response Unit (SRU) is an elite team of cops who specialize in high-risk critical incidents. Trained in tactics and psychology, they deal with extreme situations, where split-second decisions could save a life...or cost one.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: swat, police, rescue, race against time, saving a life, crimes, law enforcement, danger, sniper, team, confined, threat ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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 7.4
 306K
The Rock (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: FBI chemical warfare expert Stanley Goodspeed is sent on an urgent mission with a former British spy, John Patrick Mason, to stop Gen. Francis X. Hummel from launching chemical weapons on Alcatraz Island into San Francisco. Gen. Hummel demands $100 ...
Style: exciting, tense, serious, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: terrorism, alcatraz, fbi, crimes, hostage, chases and races, marines, prison, escape, hostages, commander, hostage situation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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House Under Siege (2010)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Two young boys and a girl commit a diamond robbery on Halloween. During escape the girl is fatally shot. One of the boys knows a doctor (Jeremy London) who has a private clinic in his house. They decide to go to his house instead of the hospital ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, captivating, suspense, psychological ...
Plot: crime gone awry, on the run, crimes, confined, chase, rivalry, gang, dishonesty, fugitives, hostage situation, gunshot wound, halloween ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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 6.7
 19K
Kops (2003)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small Swedish village, Högboträsk, is so peaceful that crime is nonexistent. The police spend their shifts drinking coffee, eating hot dogs and chasing down runaway cows. This is all well and good for the village's own police, but the ...
Style: humorous, suspenseful, funny, absurd, semi serious ...
Plot: small town, friendship, police officer, police station, nothing goes right, crimes, swat, law enforcement, save the day, dull life, workplace situations, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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 6.1
 9K
Stockholm (2018)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on the extraordinary true story of the European city’s 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis that was documented in the 1974 New Yorker article “The Bank Drama” by Daniel Lang. The events grasped the world’s attention when the hostages ...
Style: based on true events, captivating, tense, exciting, suspense
Plot: stockholm syndrome, hostage, bank robber, hostage situation, ransom, criminal as protagonist, police chief, husband wife relationship, chief of police, american abroad, bank, name calling ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, eastern europe
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 4.0
 3K
Altitude (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A female FBI agent is offered millions to help a thief escape from a hijacked airplane.
Style: suspense, captivating, exciting, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: airplane hijack, terrorist, hostage, criminal, pilot, race against time, hostage situation, gang, passenger, rescue, panic, fear ...
Time: 2010s
Place: los angeles
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All About Steve (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After one short date, a brilliant crossword constructor decides that a CNN cameraman is her true love. Because the cameraman's job takes him hither and yon, she crisscrosses the country, turning up at media events as she tries to convince him ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: blind date, crossword puzzle, romance, looking for love, wooing, on the road, love and romance, blind ambition, optimism, hostage situation, mine, weirdo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tucson arizona
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 5.6
 2K
The Sniper (2009)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A police sniper teams up with a hot-headed rookie to take down his former friend and teammate, who is exacting revenge on the police force.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, tense, psychological ...
Plot: track down, vengeance, law enforcement, partners, crimes, disagreement, rivalry, chase, moral dilemma, sniper, murder, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
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 6.3
 19K
Mad City (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A misguided museum guard who loses his job and then tries to get it back at gunpoint is thrown into the fierce world of ratings-driven TV gone mad.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, talky, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: hostage, media, politics, journalism, investigation, crimes, society, journalist, injustice, workplace intrigue, fighting the system, museum ...
Time: 90s
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If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Sweden, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A teenager prisoner awaits his release when two weeks before that happens he's told that his mother is returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a Sociology student, Ana, working in the penitentiary as an intern.
Style: touching, rough, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: juvenile delinquency, prison life, teenage love, redemption, forbidden love, bittersweet, family relations, confined, parents and children, unfulfilled love, hopes, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe
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 7.6
 944
54 Hours (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
Story: Based on the true story that shocked a nation in the summer of 1988 and revealed the scandalizing amount of errors committed by the media and the police in a half-baked attempt to rescue hostages.
Plot: bank robbery, hostage situation, media frenzy
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 6.2
 17K
6 Days (2017)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the ...
Style: based on true events, realistic, suspenseful, serious, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: embassy, rescue, siege, violence, hostage, danger, terrorism, death, police, politics, military, hostage negotiator ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: england, iran, london
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 5.4
 356
Stranded (1987)
Genre: Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A young woman and her grandmother living in an isolated farmhouse are kidnapped by aliens.
Style: twists and turns
Plot: siege, hostage situation, alien invasion, living room, answering the telephone, dying words, opening a door, dying young, creature, old woman, disposing of a dead body, flashlight ...
Place: southern usa
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 4.0
 45
Provoked (1989)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: "Cindy Maranne, "Americana" from "Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling," stars in her feature film debut as a newlywed torn between love and violence when her husband is taken hostage in a failed robbery.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: hostage situation, hostage, woman kills woman, murder, woman shot, shooting a woman, woman shot in the forehead, shot in the head, gunfight, woman kills a man, female reporter, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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To Steal from a Thief (2016)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: On a rainy morning six armed men in disguise rob a bank in Valencia .But what seemed like an easy heist quickly goes wrong with nothing unfolding as planned, and mistrust quickly builds between the two leaders of the gang.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, suspense, surprise ending
Audience: boys' night
Plot: political corruption, bank, secret, hostage, bank robbery, government, safe, hostage situation, crooked politician, dishonesty, secrets, crimes ...
Place: spain
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 7.6
 330K
Inside Man (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, tricky, twists and turns, clever ...
Plot: heist, master criminal, hostage, bank robbery, bank, thief, perfect crime, crime, manipulations, crimes, twists & turns, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
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Daylight Robbery (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alex masterminds an ambitious plan to steal millions of untraceable cash that is stacked in the underground vaults of The London Exchange Bank, waiting for its last journey, Incineration. Lucky, Matty, Terry, Chubby, Norman and Jay make up his ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, suspense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, hostage, airport, bank, crimes, isolation, gang, cons and scams, chase, rivalry, world cup, siege ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, london, europe, england, monaco
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 6.5
 114
Wijster (2008)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On 2 December 1975, a journalist is one of many passengers on the slow train that is kidnapped near Wijster by young South Moluccans. After some terrifying moments, he makes contact with the hijackers and starts acting as their go-between. ...
Plot: hostage situation, female director, phone booth, hostage, railway station, murder, train, abduction, execution
Place: netherlands
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El Camino Christmas (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young man seeking a father he has never met, through no fault of his own, ends up barricaded in a liquor store with five other people on Christmas Eve in the fictitious town of El Camino, NV.
Style: suspenseful, humorous, bloody
Plot: christmas, profanity, police officer, store, netflix, police officer taken hostage, holiday, hostage, blood, search for father, incompetent police, small town ...
Place: usa
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