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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 talky films and TV shows about / with ransom, kidnapping, crimes, murder, corruption, storytelling, dialogue, confined, crime and runaway plots mostly in Crime, Thriller and Drama genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
TOP 10 movies tagged as ransom: Ransom (2017), Rush Hour (1998), Baby's Day Out (1994), Fargo (1996), Whisper (2007), Ruthless People (1986), The Clearing (2004), Dirty Harry (1971), Unknown (2006), High and Low (1963).
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Fargo
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA, UK
98 min.
 8.1
Baby's Day Out
Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family
USA
99 min.
 6.0
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Apostle
Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
UK, USA
130 min.
 6.5
[Cargo]
Crime, Horror, Thriller
USA
80 min.
 7.9

List of ransom movies

 6.5
 2K
Ransom
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, salvation, abduction, violence, deadly, danger, twists & turns, crimes, partners, criminal ...
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 7.0
 212K
Rush Hour
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, buddy comedy, exciting, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: police investigation, martial arts, kidnapping, odd couple, partners against crime, reluctant partners, chase, police, verbal byplay, crime, adventure, two man army ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, hong kong, usa, china, california
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 6.0
 39K
Baby's Day Out
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, kids, pre-teens
Plot: family, babies and infants, adventure, mischievous children, kidnapping, lost child, nothing goes right, stupidity, crime gone awry, chase, danger, disorder ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: illinois, usa
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 8.1
 537K
Fargo
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: suspenseful, dark humor, atmospheric, suspense, cynical ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: police investigation, murder, crime gone awry, greed, gangsters, crimes, violence, gory, psychopath, small town, twists & turns, sarcasm ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, minnesota, north dakota, minneapolis minnesota
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 5.8
 8K
Whisper
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: isolation, kidnapping, hostages, supernatural ability, confined, danger, crime gone awry, mind control, partners in crime, criminal heroes, evil child, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new england, usa, maine
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Ruthless People
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: humorous, clever, witty, not serious, funny ...
Plot: kidnapping, farce, vengeance, ransom, murder, revenge, cons and scams, greed, crime, betrayal, twists & turns, confined ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 5.9
 13K
The Clearing
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, betrayal, fbi, infidelity, marriage, ransom, adultery, negotiation, chase, love affair, twists & turns, secrets ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london
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 7.8
 128K
Dirty Harry
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: tense, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: serial killer, crime, police, violence, gunfight, chase, kidnapping, police investigation, investigation, surveillance, vigilante, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 6.5
 28K
Unknown
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, suspenseful, tense, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: murder, memory loss, kidnapping, amnesia, mystery, survival, betrayal, undercover cop, neo noir, ransom, plot twist, twists & turns ...
Time: contemporary
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The Disappearance of Alice Creed
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, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime gone awry, betrayal, violence, hostage, ransom, twists & turns, hostages, male nudity, plot twist, father daughter relationship, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: england, europe
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 8.4
 22K
High and Low
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, tense, talky ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime, police, sacrifice, neo noir, police investigation, ransom, greed, surveillance, investigation, storytelling, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, tokyo
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The Way of the Gun
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, crime, gunfight, crime gone awry, gangsters, violence, redemption, gangster, revenge, organized crime, car chase, blood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: mexico
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 7.0
 24K
Suicide Kings
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, suspense, surprise ending ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, crime, gangsters, crime gone awry, betrayal, mafia, violence, manipulation, neo noir, murder, ransom, twists & turns ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, atlantic city new jersey, new york
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 6.9
 43K
Breakdown
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, suspense, psychological, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, murder, car chase, desert, stranded, chase, paranoia, conspiracy, revenge, ransom, surveillance, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: california, arizona, massachusetts, usa
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A Life Less Ordinary
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, witty, dark humor, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: kidnapping, romance, love, screwball, destiny, violence, chase, angel, fall in love, ransom, love story, hostages ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
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Seance on a Wet Afternoon
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, disturbing ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime, crime gone awry, mental illness, amateur detective, ransom, obsession, psychology, police investigation, character study, loneliness, british ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe, london
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 6.2
 21K
Trapped
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, twists and turns, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, crime, hostage, chase, ransom, hotel, brutality, betrayal, revenge, greed, confined, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, new orleans, san francisco
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 6.6
 4K
Juggernaut
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, rough, serious, tense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, kids
Plot: adventure, greed, ship, hostages, ransom, surveillance, revenge, ocean or sea, master criminal, death, one man army, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, scotland, london, scotland yard, atlantic ocean
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Killing Cabos
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, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, criminal heroes, crime, drugs/alcohol, ransom, gang, crimes, disorder, chase, mistaken identity, chases and races, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.1
 11K
The Cottage
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, hostages, gory, kidnapping, ransom, crime, nothing goes right, crimes, deadly, betrayal, chase, gangsters ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, britain
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 6.8
 7K
Obsession
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, surprise ending, serious ...
Plot: obsession, chase, kidnapping, guilt, vengeance, missing person, twists & turns, ransom, storytelling, greed, crimes, stylish ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975, year 1959, 1950s
Place: europe, usa, new orleans, italy, los angeles ...
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 6.3
 105K
Ave, Caesar!
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, kidnapping, showbiz, filmmaking, ransom, artists and showbiz, dialogue, ancient rome, journalist, actor's life, storytelling, writers ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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 7.5
 29K
The Edukators
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, twist ending ...
Plot: politics, friendship, idealism, rebellion, german, capitalism, revolution, morality, propaganda, betrayal, kidnapping, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1968
Place: germany, europe, barcelona spain, berlin germany
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 5.8
 1K
'R Xmas
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: serious, suspenseful, talky, realistic, rough
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, gangsters, drug dealing, urban, going straight, crime, friendship, school, drug abuse, ransom, christmas, drug dealer ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993
Place: new york, usa
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Unconditional Love
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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Soldier's Fortune
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A rich young girl is kidnapped by masked terrorists. Her mother's ex-husband, a former mercenary, gathers some of his former comrades and goes off to rescue her.
Plot: raid, mercenary, terrorist, kidnapping, ransom, massacre, violence, blood, pistol, father daughter relationship, battle, bound and gagged ...
Place: central america
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Mark of the Tortoise
Genre: Crime, Action, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: English millionaire Sir Cyrus Bradley is being blackmailed by “The Tortoise” Crime Syndicate. He is to pay £ 100,000.00 Pounds to stay alive and not be murdered. After his refusal to pay the money, he is quickly killed. Cyrus‘ nephew, Don ...
Plot: inheritance, ransom, murder, revenge, blackmail, criminal gang, female criminal, knife thrower, man in a wheelchair
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 4.4
 28K
Snatched
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When her boyfriend dumps Emily, a spontaneous woman in her 30s, she persuades her ultra-cautious mom to accompany her on a vacation to Ecuador. When these two very different women are trapped on this wild journey, their bond as mother and daughter ...
Plot: kidnapping, ransom, tourist, parent child relationship, vacation, bare breasts, mother daughter relationship, struggle for survival, personal growth, woman, tongue cut out, siblings ...
Place: ecuador
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Assault in Paradise
Genre: Thriller, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Native American travels around a resort town, murdering cops and rich people with a high-powered crossbow, while demanding that the town's richest residents pay him money to stop the killings.
Plot: hostage, ransom, crossbow, revenge, corruption, millionaire, helicopter, threat, police officer, hitman, city
Place: arizona, vietnam
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Mister Deathman
Genre: Action
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Geoffrey Graves is a secret agent who comes ourt of retirement for a mission in South Africa. Stella Stevens stars as an enemy agent.
Plot: james bond spoof, arch villain, intelligence agency, female spy, shooting, spy spoof, spy hero, secret service, lesbian, african american, car chase, scientist ...
Place: pentagon, switzerland, south africa
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