Movies Of Kidnapping & Hostage Takingby Wahdany | created - 07 Oct 2018 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
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1. Room (I) (2015)
R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller
Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.
Votes: 331,511 | Gross: $14.68M
2. Prisoners (2013)
R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts.
Votes: 545,741 | Gross: $61.00M
3. The Call (II) (2013)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
When a veteran 911 operator takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.
Votes: 106,044 | Gross: $51.87M
5. Flightplan (2005)
PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet, the child vanishes, and nobody will admit she was ever on the plane.
Votes: 146,071 | Gross: $89.71M
6. Panic Room (2002)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A divorced woman and her diabetic daughter take refuge in their newly-purchased house's safe room, when three men break-in, searching for a missing fortune.
Votes: 242,809 | Gross: $96.40M
7. Red Eye (2005)
PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A woman is kidnapped by a stranger on a routine flight. Threatened by the potential murder of her father, she is pulled into a plot to assist her captor in offing a politician.
Votes: 107,437 | Gross: $57.89M
8. Cellular (2004)
PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
Votes: 89,311 | Gross: $32.00M
9. The Transporter (2002)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Frank Martin, who "transports" packages for unknown clients, is asked to move a package that soon begins moving, and complications arise.
Votes: 274,048 | Gross: $25.30M
10. Transporter 2 (2005)
PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Thriller
Mercenary Frank Martin, who specializes moving goods of all kinds, surfaces again this time in Miami, Florida when he's implicated in the kidnapping of the young son of a powerful USA official.
Votes: 183,300 | Gross: $43.10M
11. Transporter 3 (2008)
PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Thriller
Frank Martin puts the driving gloves on to deliver Valentina, the kidnapped daughter of a Ukrainian government official, from Marseilles to Odessa on the Black Sea. En route, he has to contend with thugs who want to intercept Valentina's safe delivery and not let his personal feelings get in the way of his dangerous objective.
Votes: 150,419 | Gross: $31.72M
12. The Transporter Refueled (2015)
PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Thriller
In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin.
Votes: 37,082 | Gross: $16.03M
13. Taken (I) (2008)
PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Thriller
A retired CIA agent travels across Europe and relies on his old skills to save his estranged daughter, who has been kidnapped while on a trip to Paris.
Votes: 545,879 | Gross: $145.00M
14. Taken 2 (2012)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Thriller
In Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills and his wife are taken hostage by the father of a kidnapper Mills killed while rescuing his daughter.
Votes: 277,889 | Gross: $139.85M
15. Taken 3 (2014)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Thriller
Accused of a ruthless murder he never committed or witnessed, Bryan Mills goes on the run and brings out his particular set of skills to find the true killer and clear his name.
Votes: 169,233 | Gross: $89.26M
16. Changeling (2008)
R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Grief-stricken mother Christine Collins (Angelina Jolie) takes on the L.A.P.D. to her own detriment when it tries to pass off an obvious impostor as her missing child.
Votes: 226,496 | Gross: $35.74M
17. An American Crime (2007)
R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.
19. Split (IX) (2016)
PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller
Three girls are kidnapped by a man with a diagnosed 23 distinct personalities. They must try to escape before the apparent emergence of a frightful new 24th.
Votes: 383,034 | Gross: $138.29M
20. Get Out (I) (2017)
R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A young African-American visits his white girlfriend's parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.
Votes: 432,313 | Gross: $176.04M
21. Die Hard (1988)
R | 132 min | Action, Thriller
An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 737,592 | Gross: $83.01M
22. Die Hard 2 (1990)
R | 124 min | Action, Thriller
John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.
Votes: 319,198 | Gross: $117.54M
23. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
John McClane and a Harlem store owner are targeted by German terrorist Simon Gruber in New York City, where he plans to rob the Federal Reserve Building.
Votes: 347,128 | Gross: $100.01M
25. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)
R | 98 min | Action, Thriller
John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
Votes: 191,400 | Gross: $67.35M
26. Argo (2012)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.
Votes: 545,145 | Gross: $136.03M
27. Captive (II) (2015)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A single mother struggling with drug addiction is taken hostage in her own apartment by a man on the run who has broken out of jail and murdered the judge assigned to his case.
Votes: 6,152 | Gross: $2.56M
28. The Captive (I) (2014)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.
29. The Hateful Eight (2015)
R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
In the dead of a Wyoming winter, a bounty hunter and his prisoner find shelter in a cabin currently inhabited by a collection of nefarious characters.
Votes: 466,635 | Gross: $54.12M
32. Man on Fire (2004)
R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama
In Mexico City, a former CIA operative swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.
Votes: 313,536 | Gross: $77.91M
33. The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)
R | 100 min | Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 24,098 | Gross: $0.17M
35. Along Came a Spider (2001)
R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller
When a congressman's daughter under Secret Service protection is kidnapped from a private school, detective Alex Cross investigates the case even though he's recovering from the loss of his partner.
Votes: 70,557 | Gross: $74.08M
36. Dastak (1996)
Not Rated | 141 min | Drama, Romance
Dastak is a story of a mentally unstable genius (Sharad Kapoor) and his obsession for the Miss Universe (Sushmita Sen). His unparalleled obsession makes him so possessive about her that he ... See full summary »