Movies Of Kidnapping & Hostage Taking

by Wahdany | created - 07 Oct 2018 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

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1. Room (I) (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

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.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson | Stars: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 331,511 | Gross: $14.68M

2. Prisoners (2013)

R | 153 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

74 Metascore

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.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo

Votes: 545,741 | Gross: $61.00M

3. The Call (II) (2013)

R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

51 Metascore

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.

Director: Brad Anderson | Stars: Halle Berry, Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut

Votes: 106,044 | Gross: $51.87M

4. Kidnap (2017)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

44 Metascore

A mother stops at nothing to recover her kidnapped son.

Director: Luis Prieto | Stars: Halle Berry, Sage Correa, Chris McGinn, Lew Temple

Votes: 30,479 | Gross: $30.72M

5. Flightplan (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

53 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean, Kate Beahan

Votes: 146,071 | Gross: $89.71M

6. Panic Room (2002)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

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.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jodie Foster, Kristen Stewart, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam

Votes: 242,809 | Gross: $96.40M

7. Red Eye (2005)

PG-13 | 85 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller

71 Metascore

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.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Laura Johnson

Votes: 107,437 | Gross: $57.89M

8. Cellular (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

60 Metascore

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.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Jason Statham, William H. Macy

Votes: 89,311 | Gross: $32.00M

9. The Transporter (2002)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

51 Metascore

Frank Martin, who "transports" packages for unknown clients, is asked to move a package that soon begins moving, and complications arise.

Directors: Louis Leterrier, Corey Yuen | Stars: Jason Statham, Qi Shu, Matt Schulze, François Berléand

Votes: 274,048 | Gross: $25.30M

10. Transporter 2 (2005)

PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Thriller

56 Metascore

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.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jason Statham, Amber Valletta, Kate Nauta, Alessandro Gassmann

Votes: 183,300 | Gross: $43.10M

11. Transporter 3 (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Thriller

51 Metascore

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.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Jason Statham, Robert Knepper, Natalya Rudakova, François Berléand

Votes: 150,419 | Gross: $31.72M

12. The Transporter Refueled (2015)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Thriller

32 Metascore

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.

Director: Camille Delamarre | Stars: Ed Skrein, Loan Chabanol, Ray Stevenson, Lenn Kudrjawizki

Votes: 37,082 | Gross: $16.03M

13. Taken (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Thriller

51 Metascore

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.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Leland Orser

Votes: 545,879 | Gross: $145.00M

14. Taken 2 (2012)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Thriller

45 Metascore

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.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Leland Orser

Votes: 277,889 | Gross: $139.85M

15. Taken 3 (2014)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Thriller

26 Metascore

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.

Director: Olivier Megaton | Stars: Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen

Votes: 169,233 | Gross: $89.26M

16. Changeling (2008)

R | 141 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Colm Feore, Amy Ryan, Gattlin Griffith

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.

Director: Tommy O'Haver | Stars: Ellen Page, Hayley McFarland, Nick Searcy, Romy Rosemont

Votes: 30,566

18. The Vanishing (1993)

R | 109 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

49 Metascore

The boyfriend of an abducted woman never gives up the search as the abductor looks on.

Director: George Sluizer | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland, Nancy Travis, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 21,993 | Gross: $14.54M

19. Split (IX) (2016)

PG-13 | 117 min | Horror, Thriller

62 Metascore

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.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson, Jessica Sula

Votes: 383,034 | Gross: $138.29M

20. Get Out (I) (2017)

R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

84 Metascore

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.

Director: Jordan Peele | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford, Catherine Keener

Votes: 432,313 | Gross: $176.04M

21. Die Hard (1988)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

72 Metascore

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.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 737,592 | Gross: $83.01M

22. Die Hard 2 (1990)

R | 124 min | Action, Thriller

67 Metascore

John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Bruce Willis, William Atherton, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 319,198 | Gross: $117.54M

23. Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)

R | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

58 Metascore

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.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene

Votes: 347,128 | Gross: $100.01M

24. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

PG-13 | 128 min | Action, Thriller

69 Metascore

John McClane and a young hacker join forces to take down master cyber-terrorist Thomas Gabriel in Washington D.C.

Director: Len Wiseman | Stars: Bruce Willis, Justin Long, Timothy Olyphant, Maggie Q

Votes: 376,105 | Gross: $134.53M

25. A Good Day to Die Hard (2013)

R | 98 min | Action, Thriller

28 Metascore

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.

Director: John Moore | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Votes: 191,400 | Gross: $67.35M

26. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

86 Metascore

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.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 545,145 | Gross: $136.03M

27. Captive (II) (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama

36 Metascore

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.

Director: Jerry Jameson | Stars: Kate Mara, David Oyelowo, Mimi Rogers, Michael Kenneth Williams

Votes: 6,152 | Gross: $2.56M

28. The Captive (I) (2014)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

36 Metascore

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.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos

Votes: 27,949

29. The Hateful Eight (2015)

R | 168 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins

Votes: 466,635 | Gross: $54.12M

30. Breaking In (2018)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

42 Metascore

A woman fights to protect her family during a home invasion.

Director: James McTeigue | Stars: Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Ajiona Alexus

Votes: 11,271 | Gross: $46.38M

31. Bad Samaritan (2018)

R | 110 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

42 Metascore

A pair of burglars stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home they intended to rob.

Director: Dean Devlin | Stars: David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, Kerry Condon, Carlito Olivero

Votes: 15,112 | Gross: $3.44M

32. Man on Fire (2004)

R | 146 min | Action, Crime, Drama

47 Metascore

In Mexico City, a former CIA operative swears vengeance on those who committed an unspeakable act against the family he was hired to protect.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Christopher Walken, Dakota Fanning, Radha Mitchell

Votes: 313,536 | Gross: $77.91M

33. The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

R | 100 min | Crime, Thriller

65 Metascore

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.

Director: J Blakeson | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compston

Votes: 24,098 | Gross: $0.17M

34. Kiss the Girls (1997)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

46 Metascore

Police hunting for a serial kidnapper are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Alex McArthur

Votes: 60,396 | Gross: $60.53M

35. Along Came a Spider (2001)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

42 Metascore

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.

Director: Lee Tamahori | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Michael Wincott, Monica Potter, Dylan Baker

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 »

Director: Mahesh Bhatt | Stars: Sushmita Sen, Mukul Dev, Sharad S. Kapoor, Bhavna Datta

Votes: 248



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