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, suspense, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious and tense films and TV shows about / with kidnapping, ransom, crimes, murder, chase, confined, dialogue, storytelling, runaway and mentor plots mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as ransom: Breakdown (1997), A Lonely Place to Die (2011), Executive Decision (1996), Juggernaut (1974), High and Low (1963), The Clearing (2004), A Life Less Ordinary (1997), The Way of the Gun (2000), Ransom (1996), Trapped (2002).

List of ransom movies

 7.0
 54K
Breakdown (1997)
Genre: 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, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, ransom, uncover truth, truck driver, highway, chase, kidnapping, gang, deception, woman in danger, couples, surveillance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, arizona, usa, massachusetts
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A Lonely Place to Die (2011)
Genre: Action, 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: rough, tense, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: survival, hiking, mountaineer, kidnapping, wilderness, child in peril, hunt down, extreme sport, rescue, ransom, group of criminals, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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Executive Decision (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Terrorists hijack a 747 inbound to Washington D.C., demanding the the release of their imprisoned leader. Intelligence expert David Grant (Kurt Russell) suspects another reason and he is soon the reluctant member of a special assault team that is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: airplane, terrorism, hijacking, rescue, hostage, ransom, surveillance, deception, stewardess, save the day, bomb, flight attendant ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1995
Place: los angeles, london, washington d.c., athens greece, pentagon
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 6.5
 6K
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, realistic, rough, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: ransom, terrorism, bomb, race against time, cruise, ship, passenger, daring rescue, adventure, law enforcement, master criminal, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, london, scotland yard, atlantic ocean, scotland
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 8.4
 43K
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, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, police, psychopath, mistaken identity, chauffeur, crimes, rescue, missing person, disorder, dishonesty, chase ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, tokyo
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 5.8
 14K
The Clearing (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA, UK
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: tense, suspenseful, serious, intense, twists and turns ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, negotiation, marital problem, marriage, psychopath, fbi, family life, haunted by the past, infidelity, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, london
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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: feel good, humorous, witty, semi serious, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: stockholm syndrome, kidnapping, hostage, ransom, destiny, angel, robbery, romance, murder, love, screwball, vengeful fired employee ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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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: twists and turns, cynical, rough, suspense, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ransom, kidnapping, gangsters, gunfight, crime gone awry, criminal, crimes, money, surrogate mother, disorder, confined, rags to riches ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico
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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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 6.1
 24K
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: kidnapping, asthma, ransom, child in peril, hostage, psychopath, crimes, psycho killer, confined, race against time, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
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 8.1
 663K
Fargo (1996)
Genre: Crime, 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: neo noir, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, dark humor, crime gone awry, greed, police investigation, snow, police officer, ransom, policewoman, murder, small town, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: minnesota, north dakota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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Kidnapping Stella (2019)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Snatched off the street and held for ransom, a bound and gagged woman uses her limited powers to derail her two masked abductors' carefully laid plans.
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, dark ...
Plot: kidnapping, kidnapped woman, ransom, van, abduction, kidnapped, wealthy family, love, crimes, couple relations, criminal, father daughter relationship ...
Place: central europe, berlin germany
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 6.7
 10K
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, captivating, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: ransom, obsession, kidnapping, crimes, dangerous attraction, mistaken identity, chase, disorder, rescue, haunted by the past, missing person, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1959, 50s, year 1975
Place: usa, italy, europe, los angeles, new orleans ...
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 6.1
 12K
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: humorous, suspenseful, scary, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: countryside, ransom, dark humor, gangsters, murder, hostage, chase, cottage, nothing goes right, perfect crime, confined, social satire ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, england, britain
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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: tense, psychological, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, mental illness, seance, medium, stillbirth, family in danger, crimes, crime gone awry, psychopath, child in peril, celebrity culture ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
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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: clever, humorous, witty, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, hostage, farce, businessman, mistress, yuppie, vengeance, manipulation, silly humor, down on your luck, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, santa monica california
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 6.9
 28K
Suicide Kings (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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: twists and turns, suspenseful, tense, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, dark humor, hostage, crimes, mansion, crime gone awry, disorder, confined, nothing goes right, buddies, manipulation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, atlantic city new jersey
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The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
Genre: Crime, 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, twists and turns, rough, bleak, brutal ...
Plot: kidnapping, woman in danger, bondage, hostage, ransom, confined, disappearance, crimes, female nudity, life is a bitch, partners, isolation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: europe, england, britain, united kingdom
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 6.4
 30K
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: psychological, surprise ending, suspenseful, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: memory loss, amnesia, kidnapping, hostage, ransom, murder, confined, loss of friend, suicide, mystery, race against time, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
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 7.7
 153K
Dirty Harry (1971)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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, tense, captivating, bleak, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, gunfight, crimes, tough law enforcer, psychopath, police, against the rules, ransom, police brutality, police detective, investigation, surveillance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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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: talky, exciting, humorous, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, disorder, partners, gang, escapades, petty criminal, dwarf, wrong place wrong time, criminal heroes, mistaken identity, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.0
 5K
Oxygen (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A masochistic cop, who hides her predilection from her cop husband, gets involved in pursuing a kidnapper nicknamed Harry for Harry Houdini
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, rough, scary ...
Plot: masochist, kidnapping, chase, ransom, psychopath, police investigation, death sentence, police station, buried alive, excavation, crimes, race against time ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, miami, usa, san francisco, new jersey
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 8.1
 65K
Hera Pheri (2000)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Three unemployed men find the answer to all their money problems when they receive a call from a kidnapper. However, things do not go as planned.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, surprise ending, cult film
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, rescue, unemployment, rivalry, love and romance, nothing goes right, fall in love, romance, couple relations, gangsters, buddies ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, india
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 7.0
 6K
Julia (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Mexico, Belgium
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An alcoholic becomes involved in a fellow A.A. member's plan to kidnap her young son from the boy's wealthy grandfather.
Style: disturbing, psychological, twists and turns, suspense, stylized ...
Plot: kidnapping, alcohol abuse, ransom, crimes, money, insanity, life is a bitch, loneliness, mental illness, chase, anger, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: mexico, europe, england, tijuana mexico, san diego california
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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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 6.3
 51K
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, scary, suspense, exciting, psychological ...
Plot: religion, prophet, ransom, father daughter relationship, deal with the devil, kidnapping, brutality, brother, preaching, cult, violence, murder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: wales
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The Heineken Kidnapping (2011)
Genre: Crime, History, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
Story: On a cold November day in 1983, is the world's most successful and richest brewer Alfred Heineken and his chauffeur Ab Doderer the door of his office abducted. What follows is the most notorious and infamous kidnapping case that the Netherlands ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspenseful
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, ransom, crimes, confined, captivity, businessman, abuse, abduction, beer, medical examination, dream ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: holland, europe
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 7.1
 17K
A Hijacking (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations – and an escalating potential for explosive violence.
Style: bleak, tense, psychological, suspense, twists and turns ...
Plot: hijacking, negotiation, pirate, hostage, ransom, sailor, confined, captivity, moral dilemma, workplace, crimes, escapades ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: denmark
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Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: This is the story of Ryu, a deaf man, and his sister, who requires a kidney transplant. Ryu's boss, Park, has just laid him off, and in order to afford the transplant, Ryu and his girlfriend develop a plan to kidnap Park's daughter. Things ...
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, tense, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: organ donation, kidnapping, transplant, ransom, black market, vengeance, mute or deaf, factory worker, suicide, layoff, crime gone awry, loss of loved one ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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 7.0
 261K
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: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: reluctant partners, two man army, martial arts, fbi, kung fu, police, chase, fight scenes, police investigation, fish out of water, ransom, kidnapping ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, california, china
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