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, suspense, serious and exciting films and TV shows about / with hostage situation, hostage, hostages, crimes, danger, violence, confined, police, kidnapping and gun plots mostly in Thriller, Crime and Action 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), Stockholm (2018), Kops (2003), 54 Hours (2018), Ransom (2017), Capital Punishment (2014), Captain Phillips (2013), Alan Partridge (2013), Carlos (2010), The Day (2018).

List of hostage situation movies

 8.3
 311K
Money Heist (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 70 min.
TV show
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: suspense, twists and turns, intense, exciting, tense ...
Plot: heist, perfect crime, bank robbery, master criminal, hostage situation, professor, stockholm syndrome, criminal heroes, plot twist, hostage, planning, strategy ...
Place: spain, madrid, thailand
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 6.1
 11K
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, tense, captivating, exciting, suspense
Plot: stockholm syndrome, hostage situation, hostage, bank robber, criminal as protagonist, ransom, husband wife relationship, police chief, american abroad, bank, chief of police, air duct ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, eastern europe
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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: friendship, police station, small town, police officer, hostage situation, nothing goes right, crimes, law enforcement, workplace, dull life, swat, workplace situations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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 7.6
 1K
54 Hours (2018)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 176 min.
TV show
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.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful
Plot: bank robbery, hostage situation, media frenzy, police, incompetent police, life & death, partners in crime, graphic violence, chases and races, fugitives, crimes
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 6.6
 3K
Ransom (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: Canada, France, USA, Germany
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
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, compassionate, suspenseful, brutal, twists and turns
Plot: hostage negotiator, ransom, hostage situation, salvation, abduction, violence, deadly, partners, criminal, danger, twists & turns, crimes ...
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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, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, psychopath, fighting the system, hostage situation, chaos, hostages, vengeance, vigilantism, danger, media, deadly, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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Captain Phillips (2013)
Genre: Adventure, 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: realistic, suspense, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: ship, hostage, navy, pirate, terrorism, u.s. navy, rescue, hijacking, kidnapping, hostages, escapades, captain ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 2000s, year 2009
Place: somalia, africa, united states, virginia, vermont ...
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 6.9
 30K
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, absurd, satirical, talky ...
Plot: hostage, layoff, radio dj, radio station, desire for fame, lifestyle, workplace, ambition, goofy hero, social awkwardness, workplace intrigue, 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.
TV show
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, revolutionary, murderer, terrorist, gunfight, crimes, danger, radical, leader, wanted, mission, hostage situation ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 90s, 20th century
Place: middle east, lebanon, sudan, europe, africa ...
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 8.4
 3K
The Day (2018)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: The nerve-racking events of a cold winter's day, seen from two different perspectives. The odd episodes tell the story of a team of police negotiators and special forces who respond to a hostage crisis in a small bank branch. The even episodes ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, suspense, exciting
Plot: hostage, robbery, heist, bank, hostage situation, negotiation, rescue, terrorism, courage, peril, crimes, survival ...
Place: belgium, flanders
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 7.2
 8K
Crisis (2014)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: suspenseful, twists and turns, serious, tense, exciting ...
Plot: secret service, hostage, fbi, special agents, kidnapping, conspiracy, secret service agent, confined, betrayal, parents and children, family relations, hostage situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.5
 107K
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, one man army, hostages, fbi, crimes, small town, rescue, hostage situation, crime gone awry, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california
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 6.2
 19K
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, hostage situation, terrorism, danger, hostage, siege, violence, military, police, politics, death ...
Time: 80s, year 1980
Place: england, iran, london
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My Hero Academia: Two Heroes (2018)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: All Might and Deku accept an invitation to go abroad to a floating and mobile manmade city, called 'I Island', where they research quirks as well as hero supplemental items at the special 'I Expo' convention that is currently ...
Style: exciting, feel good, suspense, humorous
Plot: school, super strength, academy, heroes, teamwork, superhero, fight, hostage situation, adventure, supernatural ability, love hate relationship, goofy hero ...
Place: japan
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 6.7
 1K
The Nine (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: haunted by the past, robbery, heist, group of strangers, danger, crimes, bank, thief, hostage situation, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, life turned upside down, tragedy ...
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.
TV show
Story: The series focused on an FBI Crisis Negotiation Unit whose members negotiated hostage situations and shared relationships.
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, enigmatic, exciting ...
Plot: policewoman, fbi, partners against crime, spouse in danger, negotiation, hostage, coworker relationship, workplace romance, romancing partners, love and romance, lovers, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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 7.6
 56K
Hotel Mumbai (2018)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA, UK, India, Singapore
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on the 2009 documentary Surviving Mumbai about the Mumbai attacks in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in India.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, factual, tense
Plot: terrorist attack, hostage, terrorism, terrorist, counter terrorism, jihad, survival, hotel, islam, religious fanatic, courage, shooting ...
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: india, pakistan, mumbai india, australia, adelaide south australia ...
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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, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: crimes, crime gone awry, on the run, confined, dishonesty, rivalry, chase, gang, fugitives, hostage situation, halloween, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Style: tense, twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: hostage, hijacking, train, race against time, ransom, crimes, wrong place wrong time, group of criminals, underground, save the day, confined, master criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city ...
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 6.3
 3K
Shock Wave (2017)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When a terrorist who specializes in explosives takes hold of an underground tunnel, he threatens to kill hostages if his demands are not met.
Style: suspense, tense, captivating, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: bomb, police officer, undercover cop, hostage situation, revenge, police officer shot, police officer taken hostage, police shootout, gunfight, grenade, mercenary, murder ...
Place: hong kong
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 3.9
 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, tense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: airplane hijack, terrorist, rescue, criminal, gang, race against time, hostage situation, pilot, hostage, passenger, airplane, money ...
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: crossword puzzle, blind date, romance, wooing, looking for love, on the road, love and romance, blind ambition, optimism, hostage situation, weirdo, mine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, sacramento california, tucson arizona
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 5.6
 2K
The Sniper (2009)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, psychological, tense ...
Plot: vengeance, track down, crimes, partners, rivalry, law enforcement, disagreement, moral dilemma, chase, sniper, murder, hostage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong
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 5.3
 4K
Crypto (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young agent is tasked with investigating a tangled web of corruption and fraud in New York.
Style: captivating, suspense, suspenseful, tense
Plot: hacker, banking, wall street, finance, mafia, russian mafia, money laundering, hacking, money, criminal underworld, cheating, economics ...
Place: new york
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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, suspenseful, realistic, talky, serious ...
Plot: hostage, media, politics, journalism, society, investigation, crimes, journalist, workplace intrigue, fighting the system, injustice, 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: rough, touching, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: prison life, juvenile delinquency, redemption, teenage love, confined, hopes, society, parents and children, forbidden love, unfulfilled love, family relations, power relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe
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 6.0
 797
Collaborator (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A playwright whose marriage and career are in a free fall has an explosive run-in with his former neighbor, a right-wing ex-con.
Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, light, realistic
Plot: hostage, writer's life, obsession, cons and scams, homecoming, creative block, playwright, movie star, improv, hostage situation, ex convict, hostages ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, new york
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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, rough, based on true events, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rescue mission, airplane hijack, terrorist, death threat, terrorism, politics, gun, violence, danger, hostage situation, palestinian, terrorist group ...
Time: year 1976, 70s
Place: israel, uganda, frankfurt germany, athens greece, jerusalem
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Day of Violence (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two thugs take 15 people hostage and demand a ransom from the authorities million dollars in gold, a car and a plane to get out of the country.
Plot: hostage situation, sleazy, male full rear nudity, rape, restaurant, police, rapist, female full frontal nudity, car chase, violence, sex, criminal ...
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 7.6
 347K
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: clever, tricky, tense, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, master criminal, perfect crime, hostage, bank, crime, thief, robbery, manipulations, crimes, twists & turns ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
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