Ransom movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant ransom movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, interesting, suspenseful, clever, suspense and serious films and TV shows about / with ransom, kidnapping, crimes, murder, dialogue, chase, twists & turns, storytelling, runaway and corruption plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ransom: Breakdown (1997), Fargo (1996), Apostle (2018), Rush Hour (1998), Ruthless People (1986), The Clearing (2004), Dirty Harry (1971), Unknown (2006), High and Low (1963), The Way of the Gun (2000).
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High and Low (1963)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Japan
143 min.
 8.4
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Crime, Drama
UK
115 min.
 7.9
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Apostle (2018)
Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
UK, USA
130 min.
 6.3
Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
Drama, Romance, Thriller
USA
105 min.
 4.5

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 6.9
 43K
Breakdown (1997)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When his SUV breaks down on a remote Southwestern road, Jeff Taylor lets his wife, Amy, hitch a ride with a trucker to get help. When she doesn't return, Jeff fixes his SUV and tracks down the trucker -- who tells the police he's never ...
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, suspense, serious ...
Plot: murder, ransom, kidnapping, car chase, uncover truth, desert, danger, chase, car breakdown, vacation, deception, bank ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, arizona, massachusetts, usa
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 8.1
 537K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to ...
Style: dark humor, atmospheric, suspense, interesting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, police investigation, psychopath, greed, ransom, snow, murder, americana, crime gone awry, small town, neo noir, police ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: north dakota, usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
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 6.3
 20K
Apostle (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In 1905, a man travels to a remote island in search of his missing sister who has been kidnapped by a mysterious religious cult.
Style: bloody, suspense, scary, exciting, ambiguous ending
Plot: ransom, cult, violence, prophet, father daughter relationship, religion, kidnapping, brutality, brother, deity, preaching, deal with the devil ...
Place: wales
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 7.0
 212K
Rush Hour (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the ...
Style: humorous, exciting, buddy comedy, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: reluctant partners, chase, martial arts, kidnapping, fbi, two man army, odd couple, police investigation, partners against crime, fish out of water, verbal byplay, ransom ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, hong kong, california, china
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Ruthless People (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A couple, cheated by a vile businessman, kidnap his wife in retaliation, without knowing that their enemy is delighted they did.
Style: offbeat, humorous, clever, witty, not serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, farce, yuppie, cons and scams, crime, confined, vengeance, crimes, dishonesty, couples, hostages ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 5.9
 13K
The Clearing (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When affluent executive, Wayne Hayes is kidnapped by a disgruntled employee and held for ransom in a forest, Wayne’s wife is forced to reckon with the FBI agents as they negotiate with the kidnapper.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, twists and turns, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, negotiation, fbi, marriage, infidelity, forest, cabin, marital problem, pursuit, hostage, psychopath ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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 7.8
 128K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When a madman dubbed 'Scorpio' terrorizes San Francisco, hard-nosed cop, Harry Callahan – famous for his take-no-prisoners approach to law enforcement – is tasked with hunting down the psychopath. Harry eventually collars Scorpio in ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, realistic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: psychopath, against the rules, serial killer, tough law enforcer, crime, crimes, urban, ransom, police, violence, gunfight, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 6.5
 28K
Unknown (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, memory loss, ransom, amnesia, murder, confined, police, factory, survival, infidelity, mystery, loss of daughter ...
Time: contemporary
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The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, sex, bondage, hostages, manipulations, father, rich, crime gone awry, isolation, woman in danger, confined ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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 8.4
 22K
High and Low (1963)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, police, neo noir, emaciation, chauffeur, mistaken identity, crime, psychopath, missing person, blackmail, manager ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Way of the Gun (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two criminal drifters without sympathy get more than they bargained for after kidnapping and holding for ransom the surrogate mother of a powerful and shady man.
Style: clever, stylized, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, gunfight, mexican standoff, sperm bank, hotel, money, criminal, surrogate mother, gunslinger, drifter, desert ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico
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 7.0
 24K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Christopher Walken shines in this cult-favorite dark comedy as Charlie, a former mobster who is abducted by five privileged young men (Sean Patrick Flanery, Johnny Galecki, Jay Mohr, Jeremy Sisto, Henry Thomas) desperate to raise a $2 million ransom ...
Style: dark humor, suspenseful, tense, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, betrayal, neo noir, hospital, poker game, alcoholic, mansion, pistol, hostage, rain, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
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A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A couple of angels, O'Reilly and Jackson, are sent to Earth to make sure that their next supervised love-connection succeeds. They follow Celine, a spoiled rich girl who has just accidentally shot a suitor and, due to a misunderstanding, is ...
Style: surreal, humorous, dark humor, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: kidnapping, angel, ransom, love, violence, hostage, destiny, heaven, janitor, robot, murder, blood ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Bill Savage is struggling to maintain his marriage to his increasingly unbalanced wife, Myra, who believes she is a medium. She plans a scheme that will make her famous, involving kidnapping then "psychically" locating a little girl.
Style: suspenseful, tense, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, family in danger, crime, crime gone awry, seance, amateur detective, mind game, cons and scams, false accusation, missing person, psychopath ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.2
 21K
Trapped (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, maniac, psychopath, crime, telephone, confined, crimes, danger, race against time, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, new orleans, san francisco
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 6.6
 4K
Juggernaut (1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A bomber has planted 7 bombs on a transatlantic cruise ship. While a crack bomb squad team try to defuse the bombs the police attempt to track down the mad bomber.
Style: suspenseful, serious, rough, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: ransom, ship, interrogation, bomb, cruise ship, sea, race against time, terrorism, cruise, passenger, adventure, hostages ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, scotland yard, atlantic ocean, scotland, london
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A Lonely Place to Die (2011)
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of five mountaineers are hiking and climbing in the Scottish Highlands when they discover a young Serbian girl buried in a small chamber in the wilderness. They become caught up in a terrifying game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers as ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, kidnapping, extreme sport, ransom, sniper, wilderness, in the woods, rescue, crimes, group of criminals, mountaineer, vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events ...
Style: humorous, surreal, talky, twists and turns, absurd ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: nihilism, kidnapping, crime, mistaken identity, bowling, stoners, disorder, dialogue, hippie, buddies, marijuana, nothing goes right ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, malibu california, pasadena california
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 6.2
 52K
Proof of Life (2000)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Alice hires a professional negotiator to obtain the release of her engineer husband, who has been kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, exciting, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, hostage, jungle, rescue, terrorism, negotiation, insurance, radio, helicopter, sniper, mercenary ...
Time: 90s
Place: latin america, south america, africa
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 7.2
 292K
Speed (1994)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Los Angeles SWAT cop Jack Traven is up against bomb expert Howard Payne, who's after major ransom money. First it's a rigged elevator in a very tall building. Then it's a rigged bus--if it slows, it will blow, bad enough any day, but ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, tense, rough ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: hostages, bomb, danger, rescue, bus, hijacking, unlikely partners, save the day, chase, terrorism, highway, ransom ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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 6.5
 2K
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, brutal
Plot: hostage situation, hostage negotiator, ransom, abduction, salvation, deadly, violence, criminal, danger, crimes, twists & turns, partners ...
Is relevant ?
 6.0
 39K
Baby's Day Out (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Baby Bink couldn't ask for more; he has adoring (if somewhat sickly-sweet) parents, he lives in a huge mansion, and he's just about to appear in the social pages of the paper. Unfortunately, not everyone in the world is as nice as Baby ...
Style: humorous, not serious, funny, light, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: babies and infants, mischievous children, kidnapping, nothing goes right, crime gone awry, danger, disorder, fish out of water, chase, young heroes, escapades, prank ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa
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 5.8
 8K
Whisper (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Convicted felon Max Truemont (played by Josh Holloway) is hired to execute a kidnapping of the son of one of the richest women in the state. Along with his fiancée Roxanne (played by Sarah Wayne Callies), Max joins two other strangers who were also ...
Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, scary, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, isolation, mind control, murder, hostages, confined, danger, crime gone awry, partners in crime, criminal heroes, supernatural ability, evil child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine, new england, usa
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Killing Cabos (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Oscar Cabos, a multimillionaire tycoon, is being held for ransom--only his captors have nabbed the wrong man. Now, to get their money, they must find the real Cabos--which could get tricky since he's been counter-kidnapped by his future ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, twists and turns, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, dwarf, criminal heroes, crime, drugs/alcohol, gang, crimes, disorder, chase, mistaken identity, chases and races ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
Is relevant ?
 6.1
 11K
The Cottage (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central characters when they cross paths with a psychopathic farmer and all hell breaks loose.
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: countryside, ransom, kidnapping, cottage, farmer, betrayal, chase, murder, danger, faked death, strangulation, gory ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
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 6.8
 7K
Obsession (1976)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, atmospheric, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, mistaken identity, incest, chase, missing person, false identity, crimes, rescue, couple relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, year 1975, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, usa, florence, los angeles ...
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 6.3
 106K
Ave, Caesar! (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tells the comedic tale of Eddie Mannix, a fixer who worked for the Hollywood studios in the 1950s. The story finds him at work when a star mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, satirical ...
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, kidnapping, ransom, ancient rome, journalist, filmmaking, cat, artists and showbiz, actor's life, uncover truth, missing person ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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 7.5
 29K
The Edukators (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Three activists cobble together a kidnapping plot after they encounter a businessman in his home.
Style: clever, talky, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: love triangle, debt, rebelliousness, friends, politics, boyfriend, idealism, rebellion, ransom, burglary, hostage, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1968
Place: germany, europe, barcelona spain, berlin germany
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 5.8
 1K
'R Xmas (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A New York drug dealer is kidnapped, and his wife must try to come up with the money and drugs to free him from his abductors before Christmas.
Style: suspenseful, serious, talky, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, drug dealer, christmas, ransom, gangsters, urban, drug dealing, crime, going straight, school, friendship, drug abuse ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993
Place: new york, usa
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Unconditional Love (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A young criminal kidnaps a couple's young son and then blackmails them into committing his crime instead of asking for a ransom.
Plot: psychological abuse, blackmail, kidnapping, adoption, revenge, ransom
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